even keel


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even keel

1. adjective Calm and stable. I know this is a stressful time, but we need to try keep things as even keel as possible.
2. noun A calm and stable situation. The phrase alludes to a ship's keel, a supporting structure that helps to keep the ship stable in the water (and thus needs to be "even" or level). Whoa, let's all stop yelling and try to get back on an even keel!
See also: even, keel
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Clr Khan said: "We may well disagree on certain issues, but over the last six months Labour and the Lib Dems have been the steadying influence who have put the council back on an even keel.
In fact he would make a better job as PM and put the party back on an even keel.
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