keep about

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keep someone or something about

 and keep someone or something around
to have someone or something nearby habitually. Try to keep some spare parts about. He doesn't work very hard, but we keep him around anyway.
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Although the new deal is a sure sign that Parke is a man the UFC want to keep around, the Bushmills fighter insisted he couldn't afford to rest on his laurels.
It would be cool if she found someone to keep around for a while.
Stockton Council has been able to keep around PS300,000 in Government funding from the PS3.
Farmers would keep around 2 lakh tonnes for their own use, and the remaining paddy is sold out through state-owned procurement centres.
It's easy to fill that with one of the literary offerings I keep around, and many people bring their own books and iPads anyway these days.
The BSA and SOFA allow the United States and NATO to keep around 13,000 troops in Afghanistan.
The BSA, along with a Status of Forces agreement with NATO, will keep around 12,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan after the U.
Perhaps frame some special pictures of her to keep around the house.
Ellinas said that, under its business principle, Noble tends to keep around 40 per cent of the working interest in concessions, thus spreading the risk.
The 30–year–old forward's deal runs until the summer of 2015 but Lennon said: "Kris is a player I would like to keep around for quite a while – and perhaps with a view to staying on here after.
Using real nappies will keep around 750kg of nappy waste out of landfill per child (source: Knowaste nappy recycling - average child generates 6kg of nappy waste per week and is in nappies for 30 months).
He makes things happen in a game and is the ideal player to keep around.
Summary: A full head of hair goes a long way in Lebanon -- a culture where appearance is paramount -- but may be one of the hardest things to keep around.
Dafydd's family keep around 1,200 sheep and 20 beef cattle.
YouTube plans to keep around 45 per cent of the subscription revenue themselves, with the rest going to the producers of the content, the Telegraph reports.