Idiom:  keep up something


Idiom:  keep up something (keep something up)

  • to continue to do something
  • to keep managing to do something even though it is difficult

Example sentences

— Keep up that negative attitude and no one’s going to want to be around you.

— I hope you keep your hopes up about the future because I’m sure things will change soon.

— If everyone keeps up the pace, we’re going to finish the project ahead of the deadline.

— Keep up the good work. You're doing a fantastic job!

— Keep up your weightlifting each week. Doing cardio alone is not enough.

— We have to keep our weekly cleaning up or our house gets very dirty very quickly.

— I hope to keep up going to bed at 9:00 pm every night even after school ends for the summer.

— If you keep up making cold sales calls, rejection will become normal and selling will be much easier for you.

— We hope to keep this production schedule up for another month to meet the holiday demand.

— The strike is working. We just need to keep it up a few more days and we'll surely get the owners to agree to a compromise.

— Keep up your dieting. You're obviously losing weight.

— If you keep up sending your boyfriend so many text messages he's going to get annoyed with you.

— I couldn't keep my credit card payments up any longer and had to file for bankruptcy.


  • stay the course
  • press ahead
  • carry on
  • keep going
  • go the (full) distance
  • hang in there
  • hold on
  • keep at it

  • keep your head down
  • peg away
  • plough ahead
  • plug away (at something)
  • soldier on
  • stay with
  • stick to/with

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