Grandpa George is already 85-years-old but he is still as fit as a fiddle. He went to visit their family physician, Dr. Myers, for his monthly check-up.
Dr. Myers: Hello Mr. George! How are you doing today?
Grandpa George: Very well, thanks!
Dr. Myers: That’s great to know then! I’ve got good news for you. All your work-up results are within the normal range.
Grandpa George: Oh, that is really wonderful! I mean, I’m still as fit as a fiddle considering my age.
Dr. Myers: Indeed! Your age is actually past the average lifespan of people in the US.
Grandpa George: I agree. Most of my friends already breathe their last.
Dr. Myers: Congratulations on being in good health! Thanks for religiously visiting my clinic for your regular check-up. See you next month!
Grandpa George: You’re welcome and thanks as well for helping restore my health.
- As fit as a fiddle
- Breathe (one’s) last
|As fit as a fiddle||Physically fit, in good health
He may be old but he is still as fit as a fiddle.
|Check-up||The process during which a patient visits a doctor for examination or consultation
Grandpa George never misses his monthly check-up.
|Work-up||A complete medical examination that typically includes the following: medical history-taking, physical assessment, laboratory tests, x-ray and other imaging tests.
His work up reveals normal results
|Breathe (one’s) last||To die
He managed to see his wife before she breathe her last.
|Religiously||Obeying or following rules, doing something regularly
He religiously goes to school.