PG will be occupied in a pastime that will require time away from the TPV keyboard tomorrow, Monday, and the next day.
He doubts that the pastime will kill or maim him, so he expects to be back in fine fettle thereafter.
in American English
Word forms: ˈfettled or ˈfettling
to put in order or readiness; arrange
to line or cover (the hearth of a puddling furnace) with fettling
condition of body and mind
in fine fettle
ME fetlen, to make ready, prob. < OE fetel, belt (akin to feter, fetter), confused with fætel, container < fæt, vat
in British English
- to remove (excess moulding material and casting irregularities) from a cast component
- to line or repair (the walls of a furnace)
a. to prepare or arrange (a thing, oneself, etc), esp to put a finishing touch to
b. to repair or mend (something)
state of health, spirits, etc (esp in the phrase in fine fettle)
C14 (in the sense: to put in order): back formation from fetled girded up, from Old English fetel belt