I learned of this fitting simile for fitness in a phone call this morning. A friend was telling me about a life-threatening accident he had had, which put him in hospital for weeks. As they were trying to weigh up his survival chances, they asked his GP how healthy he’d been before the accident.  The doctor replied,

‘As fit as a butcher’s dog’. 

My friend more than survived and the next time he had an appointment at the surgery, he threatened to bite his doctor’s ankle.


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