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English Idioms & Idiomatic Expressions


Health - Fitness

(Idioms, page 4 :   spare-part surgery  →  vim and vigour)

spare part surgery Spare-part surgery refers to surgery in which a diseased or non-functioning organ is replaced with a transplanted or artificial organ.
spare tyre If a person has a spare tyre, they have a roll of flesh around the waist.
I'd better go on a diet - I'm getting a spare tyre!
take a turn for the worse If a person who is ill takes a turn for the worse, their illness becomes more serious.
We hoped he would recover but he took a turn for the worse during the night.
 touch and go If something is touch-and-go, the outcome or result is uncertain.
Dave's life is out of danger now, but it was touch-and-go after the operation.
under the weather If you are under the weather, you are not feeling very well.
You look a bit under the weather.  What's the matter?
up and about If someone is up and about, they are out of bed or have recovered after an illness.
She was kept in hospital for a week but she's up and about again.
vim and vigour If you are full of vim and vigour, you have lots of vitality, energy and enthusiasm.
After a relaxing holiday, my parents came back full of vim and vigour.
   
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