keep place

keep one's place

Fig. to exhibit only the behavior appropriate to one's position or status in life. When I complained about the food, they told me to keep my place! I suggest you keep your place until you're in a position to change things.
See also: keep, place
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burge likely to keep place between the sticks, despite tuesday night clanger.
Players must produce best to keep place SAM ALLARDYCE has warned his players they will have to produce their best form of the season to keep their places in the run-in.
Teams will always step up their game against us, and we know we've got to try to keep place with Chelsea.
Jumblatt addressed Lebanese to preserve that "Grand Lebanon region, notably the democracy and religious diversity therein, regardless of the flaws in political regime and away from the current fruitless, trivial, endless debates over the involvement in Syrian crisis issue and the weapons' and others, so as to avert the bad emerging threats which, if took effect, would not at all keep place for any political discussion.
Won three points out of four on his Cup debut, including a singles victory over Phil Mickelson, but failed to keep place in 2010 despite two wins in America.
Won three points out of four on his Ryder Cup debut, including a singles victory over Phil Mickelson, but failed to keep place in 2010 despite two wins in America.
Bet365 - England starters v Norway to keep place against France: 4-6 over 4.
Federal Pell Grants for college students are set to pay out more from 2013 to 2017 to keep place with inflation after President Barack Obama signed a bill into law today.
She attributes the decline to the failure of engineering education to keep place with the demands of the marketplace, and proposes a framework for reform that can be used by all engineering disciplines.
Acquiring control of The Ramey Agency gives Viking another series of options "to keep place in the very important areas of marketing, advertising and e-commerce that will be so important to our future in the new economy," said Fred Carl, Viking's founder, president and chief executive officer.
Hills - to start against France - A Carroll: 8-15 yes, 11-8 no; J Defoe: 4 yes, 1-8 no; T Walcott: 5-6 yes, 5-6 no; A Young: 1-4 yes, 11-4 no; D Welbeck: 13-8 yes, 4-9 no; total England 1-0 wins in group stage: 1-2 none, 7-4 one, 9 two or three; England starters v Norway to keep place against France: 8-11 over 3.
The retail property sector in Wales continued to suffer in the early part of the year, with demand failing to keep place with growing availability, resulting in the continuing negative outlook for future rental values and activity," he said.
Loan spell at Oxford is over so he'll need games to keep place.