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in keeping with something

(slightly formal)
1. because of something There will be no flowers at the funeral, in keeping with the family's wishes.
2. suited to something The new windows are in keeping with the colonial style of the house.
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in keeping with something

in a way that is suitable or right for a particular situation, style, or tradition In keeping with tradition, we always have turkey on Christmas Day. Her millionaire lifestyle is very much in keeping with her celebrity status.
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in keeping with

Conforming to, in harmony with, as in The new wing is in keeping with the house's original architecture, or His actions are not in keeping with his words. This expression uses keeping in the sense of "harmony," as does its antonym, out of keeping with, as in The funeral arrangements were out of keeping with the family's wishes. [c. 1800] Also see in key; in line.
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