keep (one) going

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keep (one) going

To give one enough energy, sustenance, etc., until they get what they truly need or want. Lost for days in the woods, we had to eat bugs and edible roots to keep us going. I am so anxious for the new movie in the series to come out this winter that I'm reading the novels again to keep me going.
See also: going, keep

keep someone or something going

to sustain someone or something. I try to eat just enough food to keep me going. Enjoying food is just not an issue any more.
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ˌkeep ˈgoing

1 make an effort to live normally when you are in a difficult situation or when you have experienced great suffering: You just have to keep yourself busy and keep going.
2 (spoken) used to encourage somebody to continue doing something: Keep going, Sarah, you’re nearly there.
See also: going, keep

ˌkeep somebody ˈgoing

(informal) be enough for somebody until they get what they are waiting for: Why don’t you have an apple to keep you going till dinner time?
See also: going, keep, somebody
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At that point, one has to trust God to keep one going,' Eigbadon said.
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Indeed, one's passion is a force that can keep one going in every busy day.
Verdict: Doesn't really have the oomph for charging two devices, but will keep one going. 6/10
When I asked Joel Osteen what he'd say to someone struggling to start a business or to keep one going, here's what he had to say:
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With tips on planning one's diet and exercise, with plenty of tips to keep one going, "Doctor's Orders" is a fine reference to have at hand when one is trying to get into shape.
It was for him the repetition of his grandfather as they both learned of course, as everyone always learns, it is these repetitions that keep one going on.
Copious examples and pictures keep one going to the end.
But it takes all of these skills to keep one going. All of the ills that beset operating entities, from the local hospital to the corner grocery store to the giant manufactury to the Oval Office, can be traced back to failure to bring all of these skills into play either through in-house talents or through the use of consultants and outside advisers.
There's just no right or wrong way to start a relationship or keep one going.