In the Pink

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In good health, enjoying sound health emotionally and physically

Etymology:

  • Not many know that “pink” was the name of flower many centuries ago. After many years, the name was changed to describe a person or thing at its best. Then in 17th century, William Shakespeare used the word “pink” in one of his plays suggesting meaning perfection. And in 20th century, the word pink began to refer to health perhaps pink or rosy complexion is considered a sign of good health so today the phrase “in the pink” refers to describe someone in pretty good health.
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Liana was glad to see that her mother was in pink after many days of stress.

Submitted on February 25, 2019

Additional definitions for 'In the Pink':

in the pinkIn very good health.
in the pinkNude, naked.
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  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

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