One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In very good health.
robust, healthy, in good health, hale and hearty, strong, strong as an horse, strong as an lion, strong as an ox, sturdy, fine, fit, in good condition, in tip-top condition, in good shape, in good trim, in good kilterView synonyms
- ‘Now imagine being turned down or paying exorbitant sums for life insurance and health coverage by companies that deem you too high a risk even though you feel fit as a fiddle.’
- ‘‘Before the war I was fit as a fiddle - now sometimes I can barely get out of bed,’ he said.’
- ‘‘I had my share of publicity when I was young,’ says Joe Isaacs, now 81 and fit as a fiddle.’
- ‘He's as fit as a fiddle of course, lean and strong, just like a good Welsh farm cat should be.’
- ‘When he took that dramatic fall last year, when he looks exhausted and looks pale, as he often does, sometimes he disappears from public view, but then he reappears looking fit as a fiddle and full of energy.’
- ‘My immediate impression was that, if anything, the smiling, goodhumoured Dan, who looked fit as a fiddle, appeared to have got a few years younger.’
- ‘For fitness buffs, summer is the best time to keep fit as a fiddle.’
- ‘I'm no spring chicken any more but I feel fit as a fiddle and if I can help beat the Germans, I'm sure as hell not going to be beaten in a little scrap like this.’
- ‘Rufus has been fit as a fiddle lately except for a cough which didn't seem to bother him or his appetite.’
- ‘What keeps him youthful, healthy and fit as a fiddle?’
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