Fit as a Fiddle

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Being in good health and shape

Etymology:

  • It is an old expression or idiom of early 17th century. We know “fit” always means to be “in excellent vigor” but in this simile it has been joined with the word “fiddle”. The reason might be the alliteration sounds both the words “fit” and “fiddle” give. So any fiddle that perfectly fits in something is considered well shaped and tuned because it not only fits well but also sounds well thus rightly to be called as “Fit as fiddle”.
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Grande pa! just do not be worried about your health, it is your old age otherwise you are still fit as a fiddle in 70s.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

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fit as a fiddlePerfectly fit; in excellent health.
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en buen estado físico

terve kuin pukki

s'adapter comme un violon

sano come un pesce

ut fit inftexa

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