none the worse for wear

none the worse for wear

Not in any worse condition despite rough treatment or a trying situation. My phone is incredibly tough. It just fell down a flight of stairs and is none the worse for wear! A: "Are you OK?" B: "I just need to catch my breath, but I'm none the worse for wear."
See also: none, wear, worse

*none the worse for wear

Fig. no worse because of use or effort. (See also the worse for wear. *Typically: be ~; become ~; look ~.) I lent my car to John. When I got it back, it was none the worse for wear. I had a hard day today, but I'm none the worse for wear.
See also: none, wear, worse
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she The boy, Dipak Parekh, 14, of Diamond Street, Splott, Cardiff, had not lost consciousness and was said to be none the worse for wear after warming up and being given a change of clothing at PC Richens' house in nearby Gabalfa.
The night was not without its dramas, after the Aces skipper was controversially excluded in Heat 10 after clashing with Ipswich No.3 Chris Harris, with both riders thankfully none the worse for wear.
Even those who'll lament the narrative's end, but will be none the worse for wear and tear through eight seasons (make that nine years).
Anyone moved to look back at other seeming instances of her blindfold slipping off Lady Justice may recall how plunder accused Gloria Macapagal Arroyo miraculously ditched her neck brace and emerged from hospital arrest looking none the worse for wear in July 2016, after the Supreme Court acquitted her in midtrial at the Sandiganbayan for the P365-million scam at the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office.
Truth be told, I was none the worse for wear. The Post immortalized the incident in Page Six under the headline, "'Roof' Director Floors Post Scribe."
class="MsoBodyTextspan xml:lang="EN-GBAfter grappling with a flat tyre, rain and a touch of traffic, normal for Nairobi on a Friday, I finally showed up late but none the worse for wear at Mama Ashanti Restaurant ndash only to find out that there was no band.
It is reputed to have survived some 300 million years and emerged none the worse for wear. When the dinosaurs made their appearance on the face of the earth, the cockroach was there to welcome them.
DETROIT -- Other than being treated for a cut on his head, left-hander Carlos Rodon was none the worse for wear after getting struck with a line drive during the third inning of his second minor-league rehab start Thursday night at Class AAA Charlotte.
Amazingly, Willis said his glider was none the worse for wear.
Staithes and Runswick RNLI raced to respond to the stranded men, helping them out of the sea and returning them to the beach at Runswick "none the worse for wear".
And he was said to be none the worse for wear on Sunday morning.
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The fire service said: "The bull was released back in to the field and seems none the worse for wear for the ordeal."
One firefighter said: "He seems none the worse for wear after the ordeal."
But he was none the worse for wear when he was finally freed - and he got to keep the toy too.