in fine/good fettle

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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.
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in fine fettle

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.
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Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

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
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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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