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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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Although Allstate maintains favorable capitalization, particularly when including the corporate-level assets, the previously assigned negative outlook for the debt and issuer credit ratings reflects its deteriorated risk-adjusted capitalization, as well as significant catastrophe volatility experienced over the last two years.
Nevertheless, as long as a taxpayer can demonstrate that it maintains adequate accounting procedures for expense reports (based on an the facts and circumstances), there may be an opportunity to implement alternative internal controls for complying with required expense report accounting procedures.
The city maintains a conservative financial policy to fund 50% of its overall capital program with debt and 50% from internal resources.
Aviva plc's capital contributions have enabled Aviva and its subsidiary to grow its capital base, maintain an adequate level of risk-adjusted capital and reduce use of reinsurance (both internal and external) to support growth.
DaimlerChrysler (which maintains two plants in the city), Visteon Corp.
Church-controlled organizations" that maintain tax-sheltered annuity plans (Sec.
An example of this would be a system that assigns a unique ID number to each electronically stored document and maintains a separate database that contains descriptions of all electronically stored books and records with their ID numbers.
These results confirm previously published data that also show once-monthly Aranesp administration maintains stable hemoglobin control," said Marcia R.
Automatically reduces travel speed in response to work load, and maintains maximum power output from the engine.
domiciled financial institution or (2) with a foreign bank that maintains a physical presence in the United States or a foreign country and is supervised by its home-country banking authority.
Upon approval, the contractor borrows the money and installs the upgrade, then maintains it so that it will continue to perform properly for the life of the contract.
The penalty applies to a material advisor who fails to maintain a list, maintains an incomplete list or has maintained a list but does not make it available to Treasury.
A Topic Manager from the Reference and Customer Services Section maintains the schedule of topic reviews and identifies high-profile topics for quick review on an as-needed basis.
The state of life of the priest, Maintain maintains, "is the same as that of most ordinary members of God's people" and a clear distinction must be maintained between this state of life and the priestly function.