been keeping out of trouble

(I've) been keeping out of trouble.

 and (I've been) keeping out of trouble.
Fig. a standard response to a greeting inquiry that asks what one has been doing. John: What have you been doing, Fred? Fred: Been keeping out of trouble. John: Yeah. Me too. Mary: How are things, Tom? Tom: Oh, I've been keeping out of trouble.
See also: been, keeping, of, out, trouble