词源不确定。可能来自古英语fetel, 带子，腰带，来自fetor, 链子。通常用于短语in fine fettle, 身心俱佳。原用于战争行话，即上战场前扎好腰带，比喻准备妥当。
- fettle: see fetch
- fettle (n.)
- "condition, state, trim," c. 1750, in a glossary of Lancashire dialect, from northern Middle English fettle (v.) "to make ready, fix, prepare, arrange" (late 14c.), which is of uncertain origin, perhaps akin to Old English fetian "to fetch" (see fetch (v.)); perhaps from Old English fetel "a girdle, belt," from Proto-Germanic *fatilaz (cognates: German fessel "fetter, chain," Old Norse fetill "strap, brace"), from PIE *ped- (2) "container" (see vat). Related: Fettler; fettling.
- 1. You seem in fine fettle.
- 2. The team are all in excellent fettle.
- 3. The good news put him in fine fettle.
- 4. I feel in fine fettle after my two weeks'holiday.
- 5. At first sight, the economy hit the August turmoil in fine fettle.
- 初看起来, 经济成功的回击了8月金融风波.
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