|keep your head above water
||survive, have just enough to live, get by
||With a part-time job, I was able to keep my head above water.
|keep your nose clean
||stay out of trouble, toe the line
||Keep your nose clean, and you'll get out of prison sooner.
|keep your nose to the grindstone
||continue to work hard
||Keep your nose to the grindstone and you'll pass the final exam.
|keep your shirt on
||be calm, do not rush me, do not get your shirt in a knot
||When we asked Dad to hurry, he'd say, "Keep your shirt on."
|keep your word
||do as you promise, keep a promise
||You can depend on him. He always keeps his word.
||(See a keeper)
||buttocks, backside, bum, rear end
||We laughed when Lan fell off the horse and landed on her keester.
||(See a kept woman)
|kettle of fish
||(See a different kettle of fish)
||running faster at the end of a race, home stretch
||If you are a distance runner, you know the meaning of kick.