Expresiones con verbos claves - Verbo "to keep"
Idioms with key verbs - Verb "to keep"
|to keep a civil tongue in one's head
|to keep a lid on something
||mantener algo tapado
|to keep a low profile
||tener perfil bajo
|to keep a stiff upper lip
||mantener la compostura
|to keep a straight face
|to keep a (weather) eye on something
||vigilar algo (muy de cerca)
- My mom always told me to keep a civil tongue in front of my elders.
- The Democrats kept a lid on the tax reform during the campaign.
- Johnny was the one from the four of us who kept a low profile.
- Mr. Jones always kept a stiff upper lip, even at his son's funeral.
- It was hard for me to keep a straight face in class when you said something funny.
- Would you keep an eye on the kids while I take a shower?
|to keep abreast/an ear to the ground
||mantenerse al corriente
|to keep an open mind
||tener una actitud abierta
|to keep body and soul together
|to keep company
|to keep house
||ocuparse de la casa
|to keep in mind
- As a journalist, you have to keep abreast of everything that happens in the world.
- Jerry's grandad has always kept an open mind about new kinds of music.
- We were very poor and we could barely keep body and soul together.
- James stayed with Emma at the hospital to keep her company.
- I'm looking for a housekeeper since I work all day and don't have time to keep house.
- Finding a present for Jess isn't hard if you keep in mind what she likes.
|to keep (it) quiet
|to keep long hours
||hacer algo durante horas
|to keep one's chin up
|to keep one's cool/head
||mantener la calma
|to keep one's distance
|to keep one's eye on the ball
- Dan's going to propose to Amy but keep quiet, it's a secret!
- I'm worried about Ted, he keeps long hours in front of the computer.
- Keep your chin up, Frank! You'll find a job sooner or later.
- I can never keep my cool when I have an oral exam.
- It is always best to keep your distance from wild animals.
- Don't let anything else distract you, just keep your eye on the ball.
|to keep one's eyes open
||tener los ojos abiertos
|to keep one's fingers crossed
||tener los dedos cruzados
|to keep one's head above water
||mantenerse a flote
|to keep one's mouth shut
||mantener la boca cerrada
|to keep one's nose clean
||no meterse en líos
|to keep one's nose to the grindstone
||trabajar como un enano
- Keep your eyes open and tell me if something unusual happens.
- I hope you pass your test. I'll keep my fingers crossed!
- The company's not doing too well. We can barely keep our head above water.
- This whole thing is supposed to be a secret so please, keep your mouth shut!
- I've been in jail before, that's why I'm trying to keep my nose clean.
- Jerry keeps his nose to the grindstone. He lives to work!
|to keep one's own counsel
|to keep one's powder dry
||estar al pie del cañón
|to keep one's shirt on
|to keep pace
||llevar el mismo paso
|to keep posted
||mantener al tanto
|to keep tabs on
||no perder de vista
- In this situation, sir, I think it would be advisable to keep your own counsel.
- James is a good friend. He has always kept his powder dry.
- Keep your shirt on, man! Perhaps you misunderstood what she said.
- I can't keep pace with you! You've got long legs! Mine are short!
- Will you please keep me posted on anything that happens?
- Lisa is insane. She wants to keep tabs on everything her boyfriend does.
|to keep the ball rolling
||mantener las cosas en marcha
|to keep the faith
||cumplir una promesa
|to keep track
||llevar la cuenta, seguir la pista/el hilo
|to keep under one's hat
||no decir una palabra
|to keep up with the Joneses
||no ser menos que los demás
|to keep up with the times
||no quedarse atrás, modernizarse
- It doesn't matter if your partner isn't here, you have to keep the ball rolling.
- Why did you tell Billy you'd buy him a bike if you couldn't keep the faith with him?
- The doctor keeps track of the progress of all of his patients.
- I'm not allowed to have pets at home so I kept the puppy under my hat.
- My neighbor likes to keep up with the Joneses. If we buy a grill, he buys one too.
- We have to keep up with the times if we want to attract the younger generations.