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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.