Idioms and Phrases
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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword Keep.
In the following sentences the idioms are colored blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.
• A few boys were kept in. (Confined after school hours)
• I was kept in by a bad cold. (Confined to the house)
• They kept up a long conversation. (Carried on)
• Little quarrels and disputes are chiefly kept up by those who have nothing else to do. (Maintained)
• He is trying his best to keep up the reputation of his family. (Maintain)
• The rubber syndicate keeps up the price. (Maintains)
• She kept on. (Continued)
• I will keep back nothing form you. (Conceal)
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