Expresiones y frases - Verbo 'To keep'

Idioms - Verb 'To keep'

to keep a civil tongue in one's head ser respetuoso
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 mantenerse serio
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 sobrevivir
to keep company hacer compañía
to keep house ocuparse de la casa
to keep in mind recordar
  • 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 hacer silencio
to keep long hours hacer algo durante horas
to keep one's chin up no desanimarse
to keep one's cool/head mantener la calma
to keep one's distance mantener distancia
to keep one's eye on the ball estar concentrado
  • 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 guardar silencio
to keep one's powder dry estar al pie del cañón
to keep one's shirt on no sulfurarse
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.