(as) fit as a flea
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British pronunciation/az fˈɪt az ɐ flˈiː/
American pronunciation/æz fˈɪt æz ɐ flˈiː/
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used to describe someone who is in very good physical health and condition

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(as|) fit as a flea definition and meaning

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

The phrase "fit as a flea" is a variation of the older phrase "fit as a fiddle," which originated in the 17th century. The comparison to a flea suggests a small and agile creature that is known for its energetic and active nature. It is used to describe someone who is in excellent physical health, vitality, and overall condition.

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Despite his age, Grandma Mary exercises daily and stays as fit as a flea, always full of energy.
Even in his old age, Mr. Jenkins remains fit as a flea by taking long walks every day and maintaining an active lifestyle.
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