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Keeping up with the joneses

Striving to achieve or own as much as the people around you: “If you want to keep up with the Joneses in this neighborhood, you will have to own at least three cars.”
see: keep up , def. 1.


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  • Keep in the dark

    see: in the dark , def. 2.

  • Keep it down to a dull roar

    verb phrase To be quiet, or quieter: How about keeping the noise level down to a dull roar?/ Earl thrives on controversy, and we’re trying so hard to go the other way or, at least, keep it to a loud roar (1940s+)

  • Keep in touch

    see: in touch

  • Keep it on the dl

    verb phrase To keep something secret [1990s+ Teenagers; fr keep it down low]

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