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earn one's keepTo perform satisfactory physical labor or to provide other worthy services in return for remuneration, lodging, or other benefits; to support oneself financially.Rate it:

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earn one's crustTo earn money, to do something as a job.Rate it:

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the doctor always err's on the side of caution.It means to make sure of, or to make the most ofRate it:

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keep one on one's toesTo keep one attentive, active, busy or alert.Rate it:

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keep one's cards close to one's chestTo avoid revealing one's thoughts, circumstances, or plans.Rate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballMy ethos has always been to be very straight with people, tell it as it is. It doesn't often make people happy but I found that over a period of time it's better to be that way. So being straight, also being very focused on your objectives, keep your eye on the ball and not get deflected away from it.Rate it:

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keep one's coolTo remain composed, calm, and even-tempered, especially in a provocative situation.Rate it:

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keep one's eye on the ballTo maintain one's concentration fixed on one important theme.Rate it:

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keep one's eyes peeledTo watch closely; to look for.Rate it:

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keep one's fingers crossedto hope for the best, to show supportRate it:

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keep one's hair onTo stay calm; to be patient.Rate it:

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keep one's headTo remain calm, reasonable, level-headed, especially in a situation likely to cause distress.Rate it:

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keep one's head above waterTo survive or endure, especially in a situation in which one is struggling to avoid being overwhelmed by adverse financial circumstances.Rate it:

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keep one's head downUsed other than as an idiom.Rate it:

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keep one's head downTo avoid trouble or attention.Rate it:

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keep one's lips sealedTo keep quiet; to keep a secret; to not tell.Rate it:

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keep one's mouth shutTo keep a secret; to refrain from speaking indiscreetly or carelessly.Rate it:

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keep one's nose cleanTo stay out of trouble, especially by avoiding unlawful behavior.Rate it:

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keep one's options openTo not commit to a decision, to keep various options available.Rate it:

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keep one's pecker upRemain cheerful; keep smiling.Rate it:

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keep one's shirt onTo be more patient or to calm down.Rate it:

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keep a close watch onTo pay careful attention to a situation or a thing, so that you can deal with any changes or problems.Rate it:

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keep a cool headto keep one's cool; to stay calmRate it:

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keep a low profileBe quiet and discreet.Rate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo maintain a background awareness of something; to remain alert to changes without it occupying your full attention.Rate it:

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keep an eye onTo watch and pay attention to.Rate it:

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keep an eye openTo maintain vigilance for someone or something.Rate it:

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keep an eye outTo watch for, look for, or search for.Rate it:

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keep an eye peeledTo look out attentively.Rate it:

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keep at arm's lengthStay at a distance, away from one's body.Rate it:

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keep at arm's lengthAvoid a close relationship.Rate it:

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keep someone in the darkTo deliberately not tell someone details about somethingRate it:

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keep a weather eye openTo be alert; to concentrate on a matter in hand.Rate it:

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keep upTo ensure that one remains well-informed about something.Rate it:

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keep away fromTo evade.Rate it:

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keep upTo maintain; to preserve; to prevent from deteriorating.Rate it:

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keep a lid onTo keep something secret.Rate it:

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keep atTo persist in.Rate it:

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keep downTo repress.Rate it:

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keep fromTo prevent or restrain ; refrain or cause refrain.Rate it:

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keep outTo refrain from entering a place or condition.Rate it:

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keep out ofTo stay away from a place or condition.Rate it:

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keep up withTo manage to remain beside or just behind that is moving away from one.Rate it:

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keep up withTo manage to follow .Rate it:

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keep downTo cause not to increase or rise.Rate it:

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keep an eye openTo maintain vigilance for a possibly dangerous situation.Rate it:

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keep away fromTo deny access to.Rate it:

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keep away fromTo avoid.Rate it:

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keep downNot to vomit.Rate it:

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keep downTo lie low. To stay concealed by not standing up.Rate it:

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