One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a fit (or unfit) physical state.
unfit, unhealthy, out of shape, in poor condition, in poor shape, flabby, debilitated, weak, infirm, decrepitView synonyms
- ‘It is a condition of mind in which the mind is out of condition.’
- ‘Now, I know that someone who has great natural shape but is out of condition won't beat someone with a lesser shape who is in condition.’
- ‘But the fact remains that a worrying number of British children are becoming seriously overweight and out of condition.’
- ‘Long hair quickly gets out of condition if it isn't treated right.’
- ‘Early pre-season practice should stress conditioning and fundamentals because the team must be in condition before the first game.’
- ‘But not every one is going to be in condition to play every three days.’
- ‘Alma Hodgson, chairwoman, said: ‘The lady felt that her son was too young to use the bike and that it would be out of condition by the time he was old enough.’’
- ‘A horse that is resting its back very quickly gets out of condition and it can take months to restore it to racing fitness.’
- ‘In the meantime, Ramsden may return to All Blacks during the Knights' off-season to keep in condition.’
- ‘Many of the area penners have been practicing and keeping their horses in condition this winter for the first time.’
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