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fit as a fiddle



fit as a fiddle (not comparable)

  1. (simile, colloquial) Perfectly fit; in excellent health; in excellent condition.
    • 1915, P. G. Wodehouse, Something New, ch. 2:
      You wake up, feeling as fit as a fiddle; you look at the window and see the sun, and thank Heaven for a fine day.
    • 2008, Alexander Jung and Christoph Pauly, "Iceland's Credit Crunch Blues," Businessweek, 11 Apr.:
      Icelanders will assure you that their economy is really as fit as a fiddle, and it is true that the country does produce a tidy budget surplus.