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hale and hearty

Cliché healthy. The young infant was hale and hearty. The calf—hale and hearty—ran around the barnyard.
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Fig. friendly to everyone; falsely friendly to everyone. (Usually said of males.) Yes, he's friendly, sort of hale-fellow-well-met. He's not a very sincere person. Hail-fellow-well-met—you know the type. What a pain he is. Good old Mr. Hail-fellow-well-met. What a phony!

hale and hearty

an old person who is hale and hearty is still very healthy and strong At 77 he is hale and hearty, getting up at six every morning to walk three miles.
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hale and hearty

In robust good health, as in After her long bout with pneumonia, I was glad to see her hale and hearty. This redundant expression, since both hale and hearty here mean "healthy," probably survives owing to its pleasing alliteration. [Mid-1800s]
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Organisers BTR Liverpool already host a race in Hale Village, a five-mile race in July as part of the challenging 52-mile BTR Tour Of Merseyside, which sees runners complete six races of various distances over seven days.
In fact, Lucy Hale seems to adore Taylor Swift and her signature music.
Camp Hale Alumni Association (CHAA) supports Camp Hale and its summer and winter programs for boys and girls from the South End of Boston, West Roxbury and Dorchester through fundraising, volunteering, mentoring, professional support.
Mr Hale said: "We consider Dave a valuable acquisition by Hale and we are delighted to welcome him on board.
As a result of its beautiful setting, with stunning views over the River Mersey and its ideal location close to commuter links throughout the North West, and within a few miles of Liverpool John Lennon Airport, house prices in Hale are notoriously high.
That I'm the starter again, it shows some trust on (the coaching staff's) part,'' said Hale, who has 14 tackles.
When you're in a growing, thriving business, there's the temptation to think that you can do everything better than everyone else," Hale muses.
Hale first came to Australia in January 1959 with his wife and first son (born 1957), funded by a US National Science Foundation grant administered through the University of Sydney.
Hale and colleagues report that the contributions of PBDE congeners in the sewage sludge samples matched those in the penta-commercial formulation, which is used as a flame retardant in polyurethane foam.
The majority of the tenants interviewed by the newspaper have never completed a drug program, lived in a homeless shelter or have had children in foster care - all requirements for residency under the Hale House roof.
In connection to this, Hale shows how a Marxist-Leninist approach embodied by the SCP had to face challenges to its own existence in an Islamic society dominated by religious affiliations.
But few know that it took the Civil War, and a long crusade by a magazine editor named Sarah Josepha Hale, to make the holiday truly national.
Crisis-torn West Bromwich Albion have called their second EGM in less than a year in a bid to finally remove former chairman Tony Hale (pictured) from the board at The Hawthorns.
On April 22, 1996 I went to the jail at the request of Conan Wayne Hale to celebrate the sacrament of Reconciliation.