be a keeper(redirected from been a keeper)
be a keeper
1. To be particularly appreciated and revered (so much so that others want to "keep" one around). I know Katie's a keeper—why do you think I asked her to be my girlfriend? You're a keeper, you know that? I love you so much.
2. To be worth retaining. This sweater's still a keeper, if you ask me. It's a great color. Look how beat-up this old pan is. Come on, it's not a keeper.
See also: keeper
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