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In good health: “Marsha has recovered from the flu and is feeling in the pink again.”

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in the pink

adjective phrase

In good health; ruddy and in fine fettle (1914+)


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Idioms and Phrases with in the pink
In good health, as in We're glad to hear Bob's in the pink again. In the 1500s pink meant “the embodiment of perfection,” but the current idiom dates only from about 1900.
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