be alive and well

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be alive and well

1. To be alive, especially after having been in danger or thought to be in danger. The search party was overjoyed to find that all of the stranded hikers were alive and well after enduring the cold for eight days.
2. To be active and healthy. I knew Jane's dad was very sick, so I'm thrilled to hear that he's alive and well.
3. Of a concept or practice, to be flourishing despite a perception of decline elsewhere. I'm glad to see chivalry is alive and well—thank you for holding the door for me. Electronic music is huge now, but guitar-driven rock is still alive and well.
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Real community spirit, a phenomenally powerful force, is alive and well.
Just when people thought they were rid of meddlesome Basil Fawlty up pops Ed Wells to show that the bumbling hotelier is alive and well and living in North Wales.
Basil Fawlty,alias Ed Wells, is alive and well in North Wales Picture: PHIL MICHEU