You can't keep a good man down

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You can't keep a good man/woman down.

  (humorous)
something that you say which means that a person with a strong character will always succeed, even if they have a lot of problems When they sacked her, she simply set up a rival company of her own. You can't keep a good woman down.
See hold at arm's length, keep the ball rolling, keep cards close to chest, hold in check, keep on the edge of seat, hold end up, keep eye on the ball, can't take eyes off, have a foot in both camps, have half an eye on, can't keep hands off, keep a low profile, have an open mind, change up with the times, have wits about
See also: down, good, keep, man
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