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keep a secret to refrain from revealing a secret.
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 be watchful or closely attentive.
keep at continue one's persistence with (some activity).
keep good time of a clock or watch, to operate well and accurately show the time. [2 definitions]
keep house to clean, cook, and take care of other typical household tasks.
keep in mind to hold (something) in one's memory and not forget it; remember.
keep in touch to remain in contact; keep up communication (often fol. by "with").
keep on to continue to do something, esp. when stopping might be expected or desired. [2 definitions]
keep one's balance to stay upright.
keep one's chin up to stay optimistic; not lose hope.
keep one's distance to stay physically or emotionally removed; remain aloof or far away.
keep one's fingers crossed to hope for a good outcome.
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 hold one's temper; refrain from becoming angry or impatient.
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 scrutiny; watch or observe carefully.