abreast of

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abreast of

1. Keeping pace with someone or something. Charlie finished the race in second place because he could not stay abreast of the winner.
2. Knowing the most current information about a person, thing, or event. Typically used with the verb "keep." There are so many software vulnerabilities that it's difficult to keep abreast of them all. I'm worried about Stu, so please keep me abreast of any changes in his health.
See also: abreast, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*abreast of someone or something

 
1. Lit. keeping even with someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~; Stay ~.) I had to run hard to stay abreast of Sally.
2. Fig. knowing the news about someone or something. (*Typically: be ~; get ~; keep ~; Stay ~.) The press corps has to keep abreast of the president.
See also: abreast, of
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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