(Have you) been keeping out of trouble?

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(Have you) been keeping out of trouble?

A humorous way to ask one how they are or how they've been spending their time. I haven't seen you in so long! Been keeping out of trouble?
See also: been, keeping, of, out

(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

(Have you) been keeping out of trouble?

 and (Have you been) keeping out of trouble?; You been keeping out of trouble?
Inf. a vague greeting asking one what one has been doing. Bob: Hi, Mary. Have you been keeping out of trouble? Mary: Yeah. And you? Bob: Oh, I'm getting by. Tom: Hey, man! Been keeping out of trouble? Bob: Hell, no! What are you up to? Tom: Nothing.
See also: been, keeping, of, out
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