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maintain someone in something

to keep or provide for someone in a certain style or condition. I insist that you maintain me in the style to which I have become accustomed. He had hoped to maintain himself in comfort.
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maintain something at something

to keep something at a certain level, setting, degree, amount, etc. You must maintain the temperature at 30 degrees Celsius. We have to maintain the temperature at a very high level.
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keep a low profile

also maintain a low profile
to behave in a way that does not attract attention The local people are not always pleasant to strangers, who are warned to keep a low profile while visiting.
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keep a low profile

to avoid attracting attention to yourself He's been keeping a low profile at work ever since his argument with Peter.
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keep a low profile

Stay out of public notice, avoid attracting attention to oneself. For example, Until his appointment becomes official, Ted is keeping a low profile. This expression alludes to profile in the sense of "a visible contour," a usage dating from the 1600s. [Late 1900s]
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The tribunal said the complaint was maintainable and adjourned the matter until July 29.
The court said the allegation of officer Rajeshwar Singh is of a " very serious nature" and rejected the contention of Roy and his employees that the contempt plea is not maintainable as it was filed without the consent of the Attorney General.
Out of them 6767 were forwarded for action and 2233 were redressed while 4534 were still under process and 27530 were not maintainable.
The court has no jurisdiction to hear it, therefore, the petition is non maintainable and is dismissed, the decision said.
Improving the quality of the SystemC code via source code analysis and design rule checking ensures a coding style that is readable, maintainable and easy to debug," says Joan Bartlett, president of Actis Design.
The court declared the petition non maintainable and dismissed it remarking that the petitioner is not aggrieved party.
Ever committed to standards-based data connectivity, Simba ensures that its products support the latest advancements and are easily maintainable.
Since the initial release of the Wonderware Enterprise Integration Application in October 2004, we have experienced a surge in demand for the standardized and maintainable approach it represents," said Claus Madsen Abildgren, Wonderware's program manager for production and performance management software solutions.
The court has maintained that it has already issued its decision on November, 5, 2013 in this respect therefore; the petition filed by EC is not maintainable.
Continual and expert mentoring, knowledge transfer, and a hands-on customer service philosophy further guarantee Avalon delivers solutions that fulfill critical business needs and are easily adaptable and maintainable across the enterprise.
However Justice Saqib Nisar insisted that intra court appeal was not maintainable and he was not satisfied mentally on this count remarking "therefore, we ask from AG to the effect that the appeal is maintainable or otherwise ".
qaSignature is the market leader in maintainable automation testing solutions.
ISLAMABAD -- Supreme Court (SC) has declared appointment of judges in Islamabad High Court (IHC) as maintainable under article 184-3 of the constitution.
Through its unique, patent-pending technology, Resolution enables decision logic to be more understandable and maintainable for the business analyst, scalable and easily integrated for IT, and interactive and portable for the end user.
The court reserved the judgment for some time and later declared the petition non maintainable.