fettle

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in fine fettle

In good physical and/or mental health. A: "I heard you had the flu last week, so how are you feeling now?" B: "I'm finally back in fine fettle, thank goodness!" I had been in fine fettle for a while, but now that school is over I'm feeling pretty sad.
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be in fine fettle

to be very healthy or working well She was in fine fettle when she came back from her trip to the States. The business is in fine fettle and we're even planning to expand.
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