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keep astride of (something)

To remain closely informed about something; to follow the developments of something or some situation. As a news correspondent for the region, it's my job to keep astride of any changes in the political landscape here. The boss likes to keep astride of all our projects, even down to the most mundane detail.
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With another kick at Jerry, hurling him clear, he leaped astride the reporter's horse which had continued to stand, without movement or excitement, in utter apathy, where he had dismounted from it.
Mubarak astride his trusted mount Vivaldi K, a 15-year-old chestnut gelding, topped the Table C, Art.
It is alleged the 30-year-old repeatedly sat astride her, held her by the hair and body before repeatedly punching her on the head.
Provincial headquarters of PRC, the Head of Norwegian Red Cross in Pakistan, Astride handed over the vehicle keys to Chairman, RCS-Sindh, Shahnaz Hamid.
A photograph released by the local police shows the bloodied Ubias slumped on the road, still astride his motorcycle, with a caliber .
The exhibition takes its title (It's All About Me, Darling) from the eponymous 8ft winged "Duchess of Birkenhead", standing astride the city, every building in Liverpool painted in exquisite detail in gold and silver.
Police are investigating after an image emerged of the smirking oaf astride the five-month-old animal.
Many bikes have been confiscated and put on roofs as a warning and one poor chap has been nailed to the side of a building still astride his machine.
Taking third position was Abdulla Ali astride his fabulous horse Wajbah.
26) was second and Marion Hughes of Ireland astride Crispien (55.
For example, building up to or astride the boundary line - line of junction - where it is not built on already, cutting into a party wall for the purposes of inserting a beam or flashing detail and, excavating within three or six metres of an adjoining property.
IT was the wedding ceremony that left both bride and groom, who took their vows astride Harley Davidsons, all shook up.
Provoking males' "Women sitting on motorbikes must not sit astride because it will provoke the male driver.
SHY and retiring Katie Price was riding high at the launch of her latest novel, sitting astride a black horse.
Robert Greer (author); ASTRIDE A PINK HORSE; North Atlantic Books (Fiction: Mystery) $23.