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    stay right on top of it

    Quote from VOA news:
    'All of us can lower our fitness age by staying right on top of it, taking good care of ourselves, especially physical activity. '
    What does 'stay right on top of it' mean here?
    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: stay right on top of it

    It means doing whatever you can to stay fit.

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    Re: stay right on top of it

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It means doing whatever you can to stay fit.
    Then what does 'it' refer to?

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    #4

    Re: stay right on top of it

    It means the program or the project.

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    Re: stay right on top of it

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It means the program or the project.
    Definition of "on top of" from dictionary.com quote:
    46.on top of,
    a. over or upon.
    b. in addition to; over and above.
    c. close upon; following upon:
    Gale winds came on top of the floods.
    d. in complete control:
    on top of the problem.
    Which one do you think fits into this context?
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    Re: stay right on top of it

    Quote Originally Posted by masterding View Post
    Definition of "on top of" from dictionary.com quote:

    Which one do you think fits into this context?
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    Option d. It means you are staying in control of something by doing something about it.

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    Re: stay right on top of it

    Thank you all for the help . Because 'Thank & Like' function doesn't work for me , I have to do it manually in the reply.
    Thanks again.

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