Today I'd like to ask about an expression I heard on Youtube.

I couldn't hear it clearly but a comedian said "He was still alive in kicking" (<-- this part is what I am not sure about)

The story was that one guy has a friend who has some problems in his muscles so that he is not able to move his body properly ( a disabled person). Those who have the same problem, mostly die before 20 years old. But the guy found him still alive (actively)

So the comedian said "he was still alive in kicking"

Did I get it correctly?

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    "Did you mean: still alive and kicking?" –Google – Mazura Feb 24 '16 at 6:23

He probably said the guy was "still alive and kicking."

It means alive and well or alive and very active.

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  • +1 for posting first by less than 60 seconds! – BiscuitBoy Feb 24 '16 at 4:56
  • I thought I posted last; when I clicked the "Add Comment" button, I saw the other post, and it said he had posted half a minute earlier. – David Blomstrom Feb 24 '16 at 5:04
  • To clear it up: I'd already started composing and was in the midst of looking up a couple of dictionary references when I saw your answer posted. So you're (literally) first past the post :) . Congratulations! – Lawrence Feb 24 '16 at 5:08

The correct idiom is

alive and kicking Fig. well and healthy. Jane: How is Bill since his illness last month? Mary: Oh; he's alive and kicking. - thefreedictionary.com

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