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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.
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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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In his book "Seven Clocks A Tickin,"' Steve Goodwin said: "God's first prophetic clock was pre-wound to tick for 6000 years; he also said that Israel is God's last prophetic clock.
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Barbados, Jamaica, Cuba, Puerto Rico, and North America historically have brewed up an Afro-Latino-Anglo mix of moves that constitutes a veritable "zoo" of human dance innovation, not only signifying on ancestors, but "poppin"' and "tickin"' machine conniptions into humorous riffs on industrial ecology.
Tickin, 'Culture or inequality in sex-selective abortion?: A response to Sawitri Saharso,' Ethnicities No.
Euro candidates THE following parties have candidates nominated for election to the European Parliament on June 4: British National Party; Christian Party "Proclaiming Christ's Lordship"; Conservative Party; English Democrats Party; Jury Team; Liberal Democrats; No2EU:Yes to Democracy; Pro Democracy: Libertas.eu; Socialists Labour Party; The Green Party; The Labour Party; United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP)..5,933 - number of staff employed by the European Parliament, not including MEP assistants1,39 - the number of euros the Parliament tickin 7m s it costs to keep ng over each yearpounds 60,277 - a British MEP's annual salary.