Keep on keeping on



verb phrase

To persist; hold one’s course; keep on trucking: He would keep on keeping on and worry later about his destination (1970s+)

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  • Keep on trucking

    verb phrase To carry on; continue what one is doing, esp working, plugging away, etc; keep on keeping on (1972+)

  • Keep pace

    Also, keep up. Go at the same rate as others, not fall behind. For example, The teacher told his mother that Jimmy was not keeping up with the class. Shakespeare had the first term in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (3:2): “My legs cannot keep pace with my desires.” [ Late 1500s ]



  • Keep posted

    Supply with up-to-date information, as in Keep me posted about your new job. This usage alludes to the accounting practice of posting the latest figures in a ledger. [ Early 1800s ]

  • Keep quiet

    1. Also, keep still. 2. Also, be quiet or still . Remain silent; same as hold one’s tongue For example, Please keep quiet about the party . Also see keep one’s mouth shut 3. Refrain from moving, stay in the same position; same as hold still. For example, The doctor gave the young boy a […]



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