lickin

take a licking and keep on ticking

To continue to function, endure, or persevere despite suffering injuries, damage, setbacks, losses, failures, etc. Taken from an advertisement for Timex wrist-watches: "It takes a licking and keeps on ticking." When you're younger, your body can take a licking and keep on ticking, so it's easy to fall into a false sense of invulnerability. This old truck of mine has taken quite a licking over the years, and it just keeps on ticking.
See also: and, keep, licking, on, take, ticking

take a licking but keep on ticking

To continue to function, endure, or persevere despite suffering injuries, damage, setbacks, losses, failures, etc. Taken from an advertisement for Timex wrist-watches: "It takes a Licking and keeps on ticking." When you're younger, your body can take a licking but keep on ticking, so it's easy to fall into a false sense of invulnerability. This old truck of mine has taken quite a licking over the years, but it just keeps on ticking.
See also: but, keep, licking, on, take, ticking
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They are signed to Finger Lickin management and are going places, and this is a chance to see them on their home turf.
The fried chicken business - famous for its "Finger Lickin Good" slogan - said it will spend PS21m opening 32 new stores creating 1,300 jobs this year alone.
Parker described the local franchise market as robust and dominated by some very strong players such as Famous Brands (whose brands include Debonairs Pizza and Steers Burgers and Mug & Bean), Nandos, Chicken Lickin and Wimpy.
Back East there might be time for lickin your wounds with bein English-bred and high and mighty, but out here there's no time" (238).
Making up the total were: Cafe Blanc on City Road; Caribbean Street Hut on The Hayes; Finger Lickin Chicken, on Highbury Place; Grameen Juboraj, on Richmond Road; Mr Tikka, on Penarth Road; Rainbow of Hope (outlet for homeless and disadvantaged people), Broadway; Roosters Chicken Bar, Station Road, Llandaff North; The Salad Bar, Clifton Street; The Meeting Road, St Andrews & St Teilos Church, Flora Street; The Moonlight, City Road, Roath; Wednesday PS1 Student Lunch (run during term-time at Newman Hall, part of Cardiff University Catholic Chaplaincy), on Colum Road; and Zoka Cafe, Tweedsmuir Road.
The 'finger lickin good' company dished out a Ronaldo Activation Arena in the mall's Galleria where shoppers showcased their fancy footwork and dribbling prowess for a chance of winning prizes.
The trio - Su-Elise, Sabrina and Alesha - have already posted three Top 10 singles and reached No 3 in the album charts with Lickin on Both Sides at the tail end of 2001.
Birdsnest theatre sweeps in in early November with Blown Away, a story which promises to whisk children off an unforgettable journey and then in January, it's story time around the kitchen table, quite literally with DNA Puppetry and Visual Theatre's Chicken Lickin.
Since Why, they've had six more Top Ten singles and two massive albums - Lickin On Both Sides and this year's Eye Candy.
Just before the big night, a story was broadcast on London Tonight News about Peter launching his new label, Lickin Records, which I'm signed to, so we played it to everyone at the party - it was really strange seeing an actual real-life newsreader talk about it
And there's plenty more where that came from on their debut album, Lickin On Both Sides, which is unveiled on Monday, October 29 with a special limited edition that includes a bonus disc of remixes.
Fishy Dishy, Lovely Lentil Stew and Chicken Lickin Casserole are for the more adventurous at stage two while Baby Ragu Beef, Lamb Tagine or Tutti Fruity Chicken Curry cater for stage-three eaters.
FINGER LICKIN' GOOD: Gerry Chiu, of studio8cakes sent in this | |creation, titled Chicken Lickin, which was made for the Cake International competition in Manchester last March
We've got a new manager and we've signed with Finger Lickin management.