lickin

take a licking and keep on ticking

To continue to function, endure, or persevere despite suffering injuries, damage, setbacks, losses, failures, etc. Taken from an advertisement for Timex wrist-watches: "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." When you're younger, your body can take a licking and keep on ticking, so it's easy to fall into a false sense of invulnerability. This old truck of mine has taken quite a licking over the years, and it just keeps on ticking.
See also: and, keep, licking, on, take, ticking

take a licking but keep on ticking

To continue to function, endure, or persevere despite suffering injuries, damage, setbacks, losses, failures, etc. Taken from an advertisement for Timex wrist-watches: "It takes a Licking and keeps on ticking." When you're younger, your body can take a licking but keep on ticking, so it's easy to fall into a false sense of invulnerability. This old truck of mine has taken quite a licking over the years, but it just keeps on ticking.
See also: but, keep, licking, on, take, ticking
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Fishy Dishy, Lovely Lentil Stew and Chicken Lickin Casserole are for the more adventurous at stage two while Baby Ragu Beef, Lamb Tagine or Tutti Fruity Chicken Curry cater for stage-three eaters.
FINGER LICKIN' GOOD: Gerry Chiu, of studio8cakes sent in this | |creation, titled Chicken Lickin, which was made for the Cake International competition in Manchester last March
The fried chicken business - famous for its "Finger Lickin Good" slogan - said it will spend PS21m opening 32 new stores creating 1,300 jobs this year alone.
Parker described the local franchise market as robust and dominated by some very strong players such as Famous Brands (whose brands include Debonairs Pizza and Steers Burgers and Mug & Bean), Nandos, Chicken Lickin and Wimpy.
Back East there might be time for lickin your wounds with bein English-bred and high and mighty, but out here there's no time" (238).
The trio - Su-Elise, Sabrina and Alesha - have already posted three Top 10 singles and reached No 3 in the album charts with Lickin on Both Sides at the tail end of 2001.
The 'finger lickin good' company dished out a Ronaldo Activation Arena in the mall's Galleria where shoppers showcased their fancy footwork and dribbling prowess for a chance of winning prizes.
Birdsnest theatre sweeps in in early November with Blown Away, a story which promises to whisk children off an unforgettable journey and then in January, it's story time around the kitchen table, quite literally with DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre's Chicken Lickin.
Take some lickin, Vince rides again this time in Heaven.
And there's plenty more where that came from on their debut album, Lickin On Both Sides, which is unveiled on Monday, October 29 with a special limited edition that includes a bonus disc of remixes.
Alive & Lickin,' '' Dan Hicks & the Hot Licks (Surfdog Records)
We've got a new manager and we've signed with Finger Lickin management.
I will never forget your parties, and your delicious 'finger lickin chicken'.
This is out at the end of the month on Finger Lickin.
Debut mix album A Plump Night Out, on Finger Lickin Records, has sold by the bucket load and enabled Rouse to say goodbye to his day job, in a cardboard box factory, while Gardner packed in as a waiter.