all oak and iron bound

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all oak and iron bound

In good health. Yes, I was sick a few weeks ago, but I'm all oak and iron bound now.
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all oak and iron bound and *sound as a barrel

Rur. in good health; feeling good. (*Also: as ~.) Tom: How are you today? Bill: All oak and iron bound, thank you. Jane made a wonderful recovery from her surgery, and now she's as sound as a barrel.
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