Definition of alive and kicking in English:

alive and kicking

phrase

informal
  • Prevalent and very active:

    ‘bigotry is still alive and kicking’
    • ‘Already, despite a hefty 40 per cent tariff, foreign competition is alive and kicking.’
    • ‘The nurse simply laughed at this, observing that I was indeed alive and kicking, and simply moved on to the next passenger.’
    • ‘On the contrary, their availability in computer stores everywhere tells us that it remains alive and kicking.’
    • ‘Post-revolution, there is plenty of evidence to suggest that Romanian rugby was alive and kicking.’
    • ‘This was late 1986, and Doolin's music scene was alive and kicking.’
    • ‘People have been forecasting that for a long time and could I tell you they're still very much alive and kicking.’
    • ‘IT seems community spirit is alive and kicking in Swindon.’
    • ‘Not receiving any response to a knock on the door, the employee let himself in the room in an effort to determine if she was alive and kicking.’
    • ‘But the event proved in great style that British brewing is very much alive and kicking.’
    • ‘Now in his 60s, Clough is very much alive and kicking, as alert and acerbic as ever, and still with a myriad of views to express on any subject you care to mention.’
    • ‘In the desolate reaches of Africa, the real thrill of hunting a leopard and an elephant is alive and kicking.’
    • ‘History was alive and kicking on Saturday when around 100 people brought their archaeological finds to Westbury Visitor Centre.’
    • ‘The staff Christmas party is still alive and kicking, too.’
    • ‘Neither can he recall the age of his mother's mother who is still alive and kicking in Christchurch today at the grand age of 77 or 78.’
    • ‘The message appeared to be clear: in 2004, racial tension in Australia was alive and kicking.’
    • ‘All in all, Teddy Hall were deserving winners but with sailing at all levels of the University alive and kicking, they'll have to fight to keep the cup next year.’
    • ‘Laois were very much alive and kicking and all other pretenders to the crown sat up and took notice after a superb performance at O'Moore Park.’
    • ‘Windsurfers may be a dying breed in the United States, but the sport is alive and kicking on the Italian Riviera.’
    • ‘It needs a demonstration that it is alive and kicking.’
    • ‘Democracy, we are invited to believe, is alive and kicking.’
    living, live, having life, not dead
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