fit as a fiddle
- A very healthy person
- in very good health
- very fit and well
- healthy and energetic
- a strong person
- a physically fit person
- My grandfather is 90 years old, but he is as fit as a fiddle.
- She had fallen very ill, but with rest and medication, she is now fit as a fiddle.
- The team had partied late into the night, but on match day, each of them was as fit as a fiddle.
- After a refreshing vacation by the sea, I now feel fit as a fiddle.
- 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.
- A few years back he was as fit as a fiddle, but long work hours and little sleep has wrecked his body.
- That woman is 50 years old but she is running like a 20 year old! She is as fit as a fiddle.
- I have completely recovered from my surgery and climb the stairs to my fifth floor apartment. I feel as fit as a fiddle.
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.