keep around

keep around

1. To continue to have someone or something at hand, in close proximity, or in one's employ. A noun or pronoun can be used between "keep" and "around" Whether you rent or own your home, you should always keep a good toolkit around. Sometimes it feels like the boys I hang out with at school only keep me around in order to make fun of me. My boss made it clear that they were happy to keep me around beyond the length of my original contract.
2. To keep someone or something in various places around some place. We decided to start keeping more security guards around the premises after last month's break-ins. Life vests and life buoys are kept all around the ship.
See also: around, keep
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By this time to- morrow, I shall remove a veil that perhaps it has been weakness to keep around me and my allaus so long.
However, make sure to provide an external storage device to keep files that cannot be carried over into the new macOS update but is crucial to keep around. External hard drives would do for big files and flash drives
Suffia used it to find a photographer to take pictures of an elderly neighbour who has dementia and her friends, giving her permanent happy memories to keep around her at home.
Potted bamboo plants are refreshing and inviting to keep around the home too.
The US will keep around 200 troops at the al-Tanf base and around 200 more soldiers in Northeastern Syria the peacekeeping, an anonymous US administration official, quoted by Reuters, revealed.
Since this is an edition to keep around the office throughout the year, we've moved some of the timely information such as Business Briefs, People on the Move and some public records to our website, BBJ-Today.com.
A giraffe: though impractical to keep around the house, I think they're really elegant and beautiful.
"He's the type you'd like to keep around the place."
The Department of Transportation (DOTr) announced on Monday that the construction of the Paranaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX), which is expected to decongest EDSA as it can keep around 1,000 provincial buses off the road, is nearly complete.
"We keep around 50 young people off the streets every week of the year and are a 'not for profit' organisation.
The cabin is falling down, and will sadly be demolished this fall as it is no longer safe to keep around. This cabin was what my father-in-law would stay in when he first bought the property MANY years ago and was the backdrop and main object of many photos over the years.
Therefore, we wanted to keep around 2,000 out of the 4,000 units in THOE," Kleindienst told Zawya Projects.
But we'll keep around the team and decide if he'll play or not."
Cuyegkeng said with the markets "practically discounting" a US Federal Reserve interest rate increase this week, the peso is seen to keep around current levels.