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be alive and well/kicking

C2 to continue to live or exist and be full of energy: She said she'd seen him last week and he was alive and kicking. C2 to continue to be popular or successful: Despite rumours to the contrary, feminism is alive and well. Traditional jazz is still alive and kicking in New Orleans.
Translations of “be alive and well/kicking”
in Chinese (Traditional) 好端端活著/活蹦亂跳, 繼續流行, 長盛不衰…
in Chinese (Simplified) 好端端活着/活蹦乱跳, 继续流行, 长盛不衰…
(Definition of be alive and well/kicking from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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