in the pink

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in the pink definition


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

The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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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.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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