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Observe carefully, keep a record of. For example, I hate having my boss keep tabs on my every move , or We've got to keep tabs on outgoing mail so we can keep track of postage . This expression uses to tab in the sense of “an account.” [Late 1800s] Also see keep track .


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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