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    keep my head above the water

    Hi,

    What dose "keep my head above the water" mean?

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    Re: keep my head above the water

    ahan thamks its really helpful

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    Re: keep my head above the water

    or get ones head above water;to get ahead of ones problem;to catch up with ones work or responsibilities.

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    Re: keep my head above the water

    [quote=johnnycage;448071]or get ones head above water;to get ahead of ones problem;to catch up with ones work or responsibilities.

    Yes ,or to be used as saying to a friend: " hang in there " or " hold on "
    as far as " don't let them get you down " and so on... u can't really be detailed about it.......but that's just my newbie reply,i'm no teacher


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    Re: keep my head above the water

    Yes, but it has also other meaning. In the one movie two guys were talking about women in the bar. Then, they see two beautiful girls talking. One man is married and the other isn't. That one who isn't asked the other, if he bring them (two girl) over there. The man who is married said no, and when the other ask why he respond: I just trying to keep my head above the water.

    What in this situation that means?

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    Re: keep my head above the water

    Quote Originally Posted by 8Julieth8 View Post
    Yes, but it has also other meaning. In the one movie two guys were talking about women in the bar. Then, they see two beautiful girls talking. One man is married and the other isn't. That one who isn't asked the other, if he bring them (two girl) over there. The man who is married said no, and when the other ask why he respond: I just trying to keep my head above the water.

    What in this situation that means?
    Hello and welcome. I would think it means 'keep out of trouble' in that context.


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    Re: keep my head above the water

    thank you.


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    Two Meaning:

    Hi,

    Keep Head above Water:

    1.
    to keep from drowning when swimming or floating.

    Ex:I was so tired I could hardly keep my head above water.
    2. Fig. to manage to survive, especially financially.

    Ex: We have so little money that we can hardly keep our heads above water. It's hard to keep your head above water on this much money.

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