in (one's) keeping

in (one's) keeping

In one's possession and care. Susan, I can't believe you lost the important files we left in your keeping!
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in keeping (with something)

 and in line with something
in accord or harmony with something; following the rules of something. In keeping with your instructions, I've canceled your order. I'm disappointed with your behavior. It really wasn't in line with what it should be.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

in ˈkeeping (with something)

appropriate or expected in a particular situation; in agreement with something: The furniture should be in keeping with the style of the house.
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in somebody’s ˈkeeping

being taken care of by somebody: The documents were all in the safe keeping of the family solicitor, and would remain so until her death.
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