keep (up) (one's) end of the bargain

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keep (up) (one's) end of the bargain

To do as was promised in an agreement or bargain; to carry through with what one agreed to do. Also worded as "keep one's end of the bargain up." OK, I've delivered the cash as you instructed. Now you have to keep your end of the bargain! We've done the work on our end. I just hope their team keeps up their end of the bargain! My dad said he'd buy me a car if I got a 4.0 this semester, so I've got to ace this test if I want to keep my end of the bargain up.
See also: bargain, end, keep, of
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After the expatriate arrived in the Kingdom, the sponsor did not keep his end of the bargain.
And Nicholl knows he must keep his end of the bargain by maintaining their First Division status through the nerve-shredding end-of-season shootout.
A GENEROUS offer to a drug dealer was withdrawn after he failed to keep his end of the bargain.
The only person with any semblance of integrity is Rumplestiltskin, the villain of the piece and the only one to keep his end of the bargain.
Unimpressed, Augeas did not keep his end of the bargain, and so a miffed Hercules waged war on him, sacking the city of Elis and then instituting the Olympic games in honour of his father Zeus.
The government needs to be able to revoke the deal if he does not keep his end of the bargain.