keep it up

Continue to do or maintain something, as in They were playing loud music, and they kept it up all night long. [Mid-1700s] Also see keep up, def. 4.


Nearby words

  1. keep in,
  2. keep in mind,
  3. keep in the dark,
  4. keep in touch,
  5. keep in with,
  6. keep late hours,
  7. keep off,
  8. keep on,
  9. keep one's chin up,
  10. keep one's cool

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