be in fine fettle

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be in fine fettle

To be in good physical and/or mental health. A: "I heard you had the flu last week, so how are you feeling now?" B: "I'm finally back in fine fettle, thank goodness!" I was in fine fettle for a while, but now that school is over I'm feeling pretty sad.
See also: fettle, fine
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The 28-year-old singer was in fine fettle as she sang four tracks, including a brilliant acoustic version of Keane's Somewhere Only We Know.
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This is a study which begins when England's aristocracy was in fine fettle and concludes with their torturous decline.
His bowling was in fine fettle - taking just 3.5 overs to get rid of Phil Mustard and of course Harmison - ending with 4-47 as Durham huffed and puffed to an eventual 244 all out.
DAVID PIPE yesterday confirmed his two-mile chasing star Well Chief was in fine fettle after defying a 658-day absence to romp home in Newbury's Game Spirit Chase on Saturday.