be live and well

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be live and well

1. To be alive, especially after having been in danger or thought to be in danger. The search party was overjoyed to find that all of the stranded hikers were live and well after enduring the elements for eight days.
2. To be active and healthy. I knew Jane's dad was very sick, so I'm thrilled to hear that he's live and well again.
3. Of a concept or practice, to be flourishing despite a perception of decline elsewhere. I'm glad to see chivalry is live and well—thank you for holding the door for me. Electronic music is huge now, but guitar-driven rock is still live and well.
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