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keep (one's) head

To be and remain in a calm, stable, sensible, and pragmatic state or condition despite stress. My father has always been a rock of level-headed judgment and advice. Even during our family's lowest points, he's always kept his head.
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keep one's head

Fig. to remain calm and sensible when in an awkward situation that might cause a person to panic or go out of control. She was very angry. We had to calm her down and encourage her to keep her head. Always try to keep your head when others are panicking.
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Keep head higher than the level of the heart--sit up or lie with head elevated.
The authority asked lenders to keep head offices and treasury departments open over the weekend for inspection, according to a letter it sent to a lender.
Owner Woody Johnson has decided to keep head coach Rex Ryan, though neither one has addressed the media since the end of the season.
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Students atMoseley School formed a "picket line" and members of the crowd chanted in a bid to keep head teacher David Peck.
They told me to keep head up and that meant a lot to me," said Bellamy.
Keep head up, back straight, feet close together and step forward as far as possible, being careful not to step on anyone else's toes or ego.
TRICEPS With feet shoulder-width apart, keep head on arm and gently push down the elbow.
4If baby is still unconscious and not breathing: Keep head tilted slightly back and chin lifted.
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