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    Smile what does this mean?

    'keep one's head above water'
    what does this mean?
    thank you.

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    Re: what does this mean?

    Stay out of trouble, especially financial difficulties; also, keep up with work or other demands. For example, With new bills coming in every day they're barely keeping their heads above water, or The work's piling up, but I manage to keep my head above water. This expression alludes to keeping oneself from drowning. [Early 1700s]

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    Re: what does this mean?

    Thank you.

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    Re: what does this mean?

    You're welcome.

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