alive and well


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alive and well

1. Alive, especially after having been in danger or thought to be in danger. The search party was overjoyed to find all of the stranded hikers alive and well after enduring the cold for eight days.
2. Active and healthy. I knew Jane's dad was very sick, so I'm thrilled to hear that he's alive and well.
3. Of a concept or practice, flourishing despite a perception of decline elsewhere. I'm glad to see chivalry is alive and well—thank you for holding the door for me. Electronic music is huge now, but guitar-driven rock is still alive and well.
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alive and well

also alive and kicking
1. involved or active As long as our star players are alive and well, this championship isn't over yet.
2. having influence or importance Traditional jazz is still alive and well in New Orleans.
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