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in fine fettle

In good physical and/or mental health. A: "I heard you had the flu last week, so how are you feeling now?" B: "I'm finally back in fine fettle, thank goodness!" I had been in fine fettle for a while, but now that school is over I'm feeling pretty sad.
See also: fettle, fine

be in fine fettle

To be in good physical and/or mental health. A: "I heard you had the flu last week, so how are you feeling now?" B: "I'm finally back in fine fettle, thank goodness!" I was in fine fettle for a while, but now that school is over I'm feeling pretty sad.
See also: fettle, fine

in fine fettle

INFORMAL, OLD-FASHIONED
If someone or something is in fine fettle, they are in very good health or condition. You seem in fine fettle. Helped by low interest rates, the banks are in fine fettle.
See also: fettle, fine

in fine fettle

in very good condition.
Fettle was recorded in a mid 18th-century glossary of Lancashire dialect as meaning ‘dress, case, condition’. It is now seldom found outside this phrase and its variants, which include in good fettle and in high fettle .
See also: fettle, fine

in fine/good ˈfettle

(old-fashioned, informal) healthy and cheerful: After ten hours’ sleep and a good long run, I was in fine fettle. OPPOSITE: be, feel, etc. out of sorts
See also: fettle, fine, good
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For the team at Fettle Animation it's a step back into their love of comedy.
Marsden-based Fettle Animation was commissioned by the BBC to produce animations of six of Shakespeare's best-loved plays to mark the 400th anniversary of the playwright's death in April.
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Steyn, on the other hand, arrives in fine fettle having taken 4-25 in the Proteas' final warm-up match against New Zealand.
They are placed in family houses with big gardens, yet they haven't learned how to look after themselves, and various male partners seem in a worse fettle.
Fitzgerald reports the eight-year-old to be in fine fettle ahead of the stamina test as he aims to turn around Nottingham form, having finished ninth behind cup rivals Double Banded and Tilt on his reappearance last month.
He's had absolutely no setback and the horse is in absolutely terrific fettle but he won't be running this year," said Morris.
The five-year-old (pictured above), winner of seven Group One contests, was reported to be in fine fettle and on schedule for her career finale in the Hong Kong Vase ( a race she won 12 months ago ( in Sha Tin on December 10.
LAWRENCE DALLAGLIO and Will Greenwood were in fine fettle as the former argued in favour of the School of Hard Knocks and the latter for a university education at Jason Leonard's testimonial dinner on Wednesday.
The More Than Ready filly - ridden by Frankie Dettori - looked in fine fettle as she bowled past her companion inside the closing stages of their spin.
With veteran singer Ali Campbell and friends in fine fettle, the band played a top class set that consolidated their position as the UK's leading pop/reggae artists.
He appeared in fine fettle before the 81st game of this endless winter, playfully wrestling with teammate Tyrone Nesby and smiling as though it was a game he was preparing for and not some awful grind.
MARSDEN animation group Fettle has scooped another international gong.
A strong traveller, he acts well on a sound surface, has won over course and distance and, with the stable in fine fettle, looks a great each-way bet.