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Keep in touch
If you keep in touch with someone, you keep communicating with them even though you may live far apart.
Keep your head
If you keep your head, you stay calm in times of difficulty.
Keep your cool
If you keep your cool, you don't get excessively excited or disturbed in a bad situation.
Keep an eye out
If you keeep an eye out for something, you are watching carefully to see if it happens.
Keep under wraps
If you keep something under wraps, you keep it secret or concealed until some time in the future.
Keep it on the Q T
If you keep something on the Q T, you keep it quiet or secret.('Q-T' is also used.)
Keep your pants on
If someone tells you to keep your pants on, they mean that you should be patient and not make them rush.
Keep tabs on someone
If you keep tabs on someone, you check, watch and keep a close eye on what they are doing.
Keep a straight face
If you keep a straight face, look serious and do not laugh even though you want to.
Keep on a short leash
If you keep someone on a short lease, you restrict them and control what they do.(On a tight leash is also used.)
Keep someone on their toes
If you keep someone on their toes, you make sure that they concentrate on what they are supposed to do.
Keep the wolf from the door
If you keep the wolf from the door, you have enough money for food and the basic essentials.
Why keep a dog and bark yourself?
There's no need to do something yourself when you have somebody to do it for you, usually trivial matters.
Finders keepers, losers weepers
Whoever finds something can keep it. This is often shortened to 'finders keepers'.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away
Eating healthy food keeps you healthy.
Not my brother's keeper
If you say that you are not your brother's keeper, it means that you are not responsible for someone or what happens to them as a consequence of their actions.
Poacher turned gamekeeper
Someone who gets a legitimate job which is the opposite of their previous one. E.G a computer hacker who then helps to catch other hackers or an ex-bank robber who then advises banks on security.
A still tongue keeps a wise head
Wise people don't talk much.
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