never felt better

never felt better

As healthy, happy, contented, etc., now as one has ever been before. Used as a response. A: "How are you feeling, Tom? I know that flu really took it out of you last week." B: "Never felt better! Just needed a few days of rest, relaxation, and chicken noodle soup."
See also: better, felt, never
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And yet Maud declared that she had never felt better or stronger in her life.
It had been feared Lafferty would miss the Group A clash, but he trained and said: "I've never felt better.
When he asked me how I felt, I thought that, under the circumstances, it was wise to say I'd never felt better in my life.
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