Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

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keep a stiff upper lip to face with courage such difficulties as sorrow, disappointment, or pain.
keep an eye on to watch or tend with care.
keep an eye out to watch closely.
keep on to continue to do something.
keep one's balance to stay steady and upright.
keep one's chin up to stay hopeful; not lose hope.
keep one's distance to stay far away or avoid getting involved.
keep one's fingers crossed to hope for a good ending or result.
keep one's nose to the grindstone to start or diligently pursue some hard or tedious work, esp. in a spirit of resignation.
keep one's own counsel to keep one's own ideas or intent secret.
keep one's shirt on (informal) to stop oneself from becoming angry or losing patience; hold one's temper.
keep one's wits about one to stay alert and watchful.
keep out to stay away or cause to stay away from a place.
keep tabs on (informal) to keep under close watch; observe carefully.
keep the wolf from the door to ward off poverty.
keep track of to record the movements or progress of.
keep under wraps to keep secret or hidden.
keep up appearances to present a good image of one's situation despite contrary facts.
keep up with to go at the same speed or pace as.