fit as a fiddle

fit as a fiddle

Meaning:

  • A very healthy person
  • in very good health
  • very fit and well
  • healthy and energetic
  • a strong person
  • a physically fit person

Examples:

  1. My grandfather is 90 years old, but he is as fit as a fiddle.
  2. She had fallen very ill, but with rest and medication, she is now fit as a fiddle.
  3. The team had partied late into the night, but on match day, each of them was as fit as a fiddle.
  4. After a refreshing vacation by the sea, I now feel fit as a fiddle.
  5. You may be feeling tired and sleepy now, but with a good night’s rest, you will feel fit as a fiddle in the morning.
  6. A few years back he was as fit as a fiddle, but long work hours and little sleep has wrecked his body.
  7. That woman is 50 years old but she is running like a 20 year old! She is as fit as a fiddle.
  8. I have completely recovered from my surgery and climb the stairs to my fifth floor apartment. I feel as fit as a fiddle.

Origin:
Fiddle refers to stringed musical instruments, especially violin, which had to be kept in good condition (fit). The phrase was recorded in a book entitled English-men for my Money, written in the year 1616 by Haughton William.

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