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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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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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party hearty

and party down
in. to have a great time; to celebrate. (Also as an exclamation: Party down!) The whole class decided to celebrate and party hearty. Let’s party down, dudes!
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Aged 65 and not ready for retirement, here's a down-to-earth country French foodspot famed for its savory, inexpensive roast chicken, duck a l'orange, roast pork and other hearties - many under $10 - plus a bountiful wine cellar full of low-cost surprises.