live and kicking


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alive and kicking

Active and healthy. A: "How are you doing after your surgery?" B: "I'm alive and kicking!" I thought for sure that old dog wouldn't survive the winter, but he's still alive and kicking!
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live and kicking

Alive, healthy, and alert. (A truncated version of "alive and kicking.") Sam: "How are you feeling, John? I heard you were quite sick recently." John: "I'm still live and kicking!"
See also: and, kick, live