be alive and kicking

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be alive and kicking

To be 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 alive and kicking!
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Speaking with Nigerian Tribune on Monday during his tour to some motor parks in the state, Alhaji Oyerinde who expressed surprised at the ever-growing rumour in the last few days said: 'glory be to God I am alive and kicking.
By the grace of God Almighty, I am alive and kicking against the rumour.