[Ads-l] New to me: "alive and _cooking_"

Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Fri Jan 10 20:39:00 UTC 2020

But, apparently, it's been around a while.

Report of the Congressional Committees Investigating the ...
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United States. Congress. Senate. Select Committee to Investigate Covert
Arms Transactions with Iran - 1987
... and it was alive and _cooking_, whether anybody liked it or 19 not ...

I'd thought that the cliché was only "alive and _kicking_."

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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