(as) fit as a fiddle
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British pronunciation/az fˈɪt az ɐ fˈɪdəl/
American pronunciation/æz fˈɪt æz ɐ fˈɪdəl/
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used to refer to someone who is very healthy and in good physical condition

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(as|) fit as a fiddle definition and meaning

What is the origin of the idiom "fit as a fiddle" and when to use it?

The idiom "fit as a fiddle" is believed to have originated in the 17th century. It is used to describe someone who is in excellent physical health and condition, often indicating a high level of fitness and well-being, just like a well-tuned musical instrument (a fiddle or violin) that produces the best sound when it is in perfect condition. This phrase is commonly used in a positive and complimentary manner.

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Despite his age, Mr. Johnson remained as fit as a fiddle by following a nutritious diet and engaging in daily exercise.
Despite his age, Mr. Johnson remained as fit as a fiddle by following a nutritious diet and engaging in daily exercise.
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