keep one's ground

  • 1 keep one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …

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  • 2 keep one's feet on the ground — See: FEET ON THE GROUND …

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  • 3 keep one's ear to the ground — • keep one s ear to the ground • have one s ear to the ground pay attention to the way things are going or the way people feel and think He always has his ear to the ground and knows everything that is going on in our company …

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  • 4 keep one's ear to the ground — To keep oneself well informed about what is going on around one ● ear …

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  • 5 keep one's feet on the ground — ► have (or keep) one s feet on the ground be (or remain) practical and sensible. Main Entry: ↑foot …

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  • 6 keep one's feet on the ground —    A person who keeps their feet on the ground continues to act in a sensible and practical way, even if they become successful.     His invention was an instant success but he kept his feet on the ground and invested his money very wisely …

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  • 7 keep\ one's\ feet\ on\ the\ ground — See: feet on the ground …

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  • 8 keep one's ear to the ground — v. keep well informed regarding prevalent new trends; be astute, be clever …

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  • 9 Keep one's feet on the ground — retain a sensible and practical outlook …

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  • 10 keep one's feet on the ground — Australian Slang retain a sensible and practical outlook …

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  • 11 stand one's ground — Stand, stay, be firm, be resolute, keep one s position, maintain one s ground …

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  • 12 To keep one's hand in — Keep Keep (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913… …

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  • 13 To stand one's ground — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. t. 1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. Love stood the siege. Dryden. [1913 Webster] He stood the furious… …

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  • 14 have (or keep) one's feet on the ground — be (or remain) practical and sensible. → foot …

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  • 15 have or keep one's ear to the ground — idi have or keep one s ear to the ground, to stay alert to current trends and viewpoints …

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  • 16 ground — ground1 [ground] n. [ME grund < OE, ground, bottom, akin to Ger grund, ON grunnr: for IE base see GRIND] 1. a) Obs. the lowest part, base, or bottom of anything b) the bottom of a body of water 2. the surface of the earth, specif. the solid… …

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  • 17 keep an ear to the ground — See: EAR TO THE GROUND …

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  • 18 keep an ear to the ground — See: EAR TO THE GROUND …

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  • 19 Keep — (k[=e]p), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Kept} (k[e^]pt); p. pr. & vb. n. {Keeping}.] [OE. k[=e]pen, AS. c[=e]pan to keep, regard, desire, await, take, betake; cf. AS. copenere lover, OE. copnien to desire.] 1. To care; to desire. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] I… …

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  • 20 keep — v. & n. v. (past and past part. kept) 1 tr. have continuous charge of; retain possession of. 2 tr. (foll. by for) retain or reserve for a future occasion or time (will keep it for tomorrow). 3 tr. & intr. retain or remain in a specified condition …

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