Keep your chin up

Keep someone at arm’s length
If you keep someone or something at arm’s length, you keep a safe distance away from them.
Keep the wolf at bay
If you keep the wolf at bay, you make enough money to avoid going hungry or falling heavily into debt.
Keep up with the Joneses
People who try to keep up with the Joneses are competitive about material possessions and always try to have the
latest and best things.
Keep your chin up
(UK) This expression is used to tell someone to have confidence.
Keep your chin up
This idiom is used as a way of encouraging someone and telling them not to give up.
Keep your ear to the ground
If you keep your ear to the ground, you try to keep informed about something, especially if there are rumours or
Keep your eye on the ball
If you keep your eye on the ball, you stay alert and pay close attention to what is happening.
Keep your eyes peeled
If you keep your eyes peeled, you stay alert or watchful.
Keep your fingers crossed
If you are keeping your fingers crossed, you are hoping for a positive outcome.
Keep your hair on
Keep your hair on is advice telling someone to keep calm and not to over-react or get angry.
Keep your head above water
If you are just managing to survive financially, you are keeping your head above water.
Keep your nose clean
If someone is trying to keep their Nose Clean, they are trying to stay out of trouble by not getting involved in any sort of
Keep your nose to the grindstone
If you keep your nose to the grindstone, you work hard and seriously.
Keep your options open
If someone’s keeping their options open, they aren’t going to restrict themselves or rule out any possible course of
Keep your pecker up
If someone tells you to keep your pecker up, they are telling you not to let your problems get on top of you and to try
to be optimistic.
Keep your powder dry
If you keep your powder dry, you act cautiously so as not to damage your chances.
Keep your shirt on!
This idiom is used to tell someone to calm down.
Keep your wig on!
(UK) This idiom is used to tell someone to calm down.
Kettle of fish
A pretty or fine kettle of fish is a difficult problem or situation.
Kick a habit
If you kick a habit, you stop doing it.
Kick away the ladder
If someone kicks away the ladder, they remove something that was supporting or helping someone.
Kick in the teeth
Bad news or a sudden disappointment are a kick in the teeth.
Kick something into the long grass
If an issue or problem is kicked into the long grass, it is pushed aside and hidden in the hope that it will be forgotten or
Kick the ballistics
It means you realise the intensity of a situation. For example, there is too much unemployment now, so the prime
minister must kick the ballistics and change his policy.
Kick the bucket
When someone kicks the bucket, they die.
Kick up your heels

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