Idioms With Keep

Here is a list of idiomatic expressions using the word keep.

Keep one’s chin up

To keep one’s chin up is to remain cheerful.

  • It takes courage to keep one’s chin up in the face of adversity.

Keep in touch with (remain in touch)

  • She has promised to keep in touch with me even after moving to Chicago.
  • I still keep in touch with my old class-mates.

Keep pace with (stay level with)

  • The salaries of employees have to keep pace with the rising rates of inflation.

Keep up (maintain)

  • He does everything he can to keep up the reputation of his family.

Keep one’s word

  • To keep one’s word is to do what one has promised.

Keep somebody from doing something (= prevent)

  • Can’t you keep your dog from barking?

Keep in (hold, detain)

  • He was kept in prison for 20 years.

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