fit as a flea






fit as a flea

in very good health

The phrase makes reference to a flea's agility.


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a flea in your ear

a sharp reproof

Formerly
a flea in your ear also meant something that agitates or alarms you as does the French phrase avoir la puce à l'oreille. Nowadays, it is often found in the phrases give someone a flea in the ear or send someone away with a flea in their ear .




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