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keep (one's) peace
To stay quiet despite wanting to say something. Just keep your peace if you don't have anything constructive to add. I knew that anything I said would just make her angry, so I decided to keep my peace.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
keep (something of someone's or something's)
to retain something that belongs to or is associated with someone or something. I would love to keep this handkerchief of yours. I want to keep a memento of the occasion.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
keep/hold (one's) peace
To be silent.
keep/know (one's) place
To recognize one's social position and act according to traditional decorum.
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