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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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It was Hinckley with the upper hand for the rest of the half and without some resolute defence by Hales the game could have been over at half-time.
For the past two years, Hales has been representing a major NYSE investment banking firm with over century of success under its belt.
Crandell signed up Hale in the reserves after 9-11 and handled the paperwork for his transition into the regular Army.
The sellers were Wash and Mae Hale, $17,500 in February 1960; Eagle Properties Inc.
Ken Hale was a linguist's linguist: he was a polyglot who combined an extraordinary language learning ability with exceptional clarity and insight in linguistic analysis, humanity and respectfulness.
Hales proved that the advantage of bulging out is less than the disadvantage of bulging in.
We also look forward to the day when the Hales Report for the intermediary market is a complement to the IBNR Weekly," he added.
Memory Man premieres 11 new Aqualung songs, each of them written or co- written by Matt Hales with his long-time collaborators: brother Ben Hales and "co-pilot" Kim Oliver.
Hales used a variety of computational techniques to ensure the accuracy of his calculations.
Mike Fletcher, based in New York, joined Hales in 2004 and has 10 years of experience in corporate finance and mergers & acquisitions.
However, Hales notes, in some instances humans are given a single, large dose of this drug.
Jeffery Cappel, the outgoing Chairman and CEO of Hales said, "This is a great next step for Hales.
Hawley, chairman and chief executive officer of Carter Hawley Hales Stores Inc.
FDSI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Southwest Community Bancorp (OTCBB:SWCB), announced today that Rob Hales has joined FDSI as Senior Vice President, Director of Sales and Marketing.
Nasdaq:NRRD), a leading provider of communications technology solutions, today announced that Paul Hales has joined Norstan Communications' management team as vice president of Business Development.