keep place

keep (one's) place

To be aware of the limit of one's role in a particular place or situation. I keep my place and don't bother the CEO when I see him around the office. I'm just an intern, after all.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

keep one's place

Fig. to exhibit only the behavior appropriate to one's position or status in life. When I complained about the food, they told me to keep my place! I suggest you keep your place until you're in a position to change things.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Fly-half to keep place ahead of ace Biggar GARETH ANSCOMBE is set to keep the Wales number 10 jersey for Saturday's clash with Australia at the Principality Stadium.
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Players must produce best to keep place SAM ALLARDYCE has warned his players they will have to produce their best form of the season to keep their places in the run-in.
"Teams will always step up their game against us, and we know we've got to try to keep place with Chelsea."
Huge success at the core of the pack and deserves to keep place.
Jumblatt addressed Lebanese to preserve that "Grand Lebanon region, notably the democracy and religious diversity therein, regardless of the flaws in political regime and away from the current fruitless, trivial, endless debates over the involvement in Syrian crisis issue and the weapons' and others, so as to avert the bad emerging threats which, if took effect, would not at all keep place for any political discussion."
Bet365 - England starters v Norway to keep place against France: 4-6 over 4.5, 11-10 under 4.5.
Federal Pell Grants for college students are set to pay out more from 2013 to 2017 to keep place with inflation after President Barack Obama signed a bill into law today.
She attributes the decline to the failure of engineering education to keep place with the demands of the marketplace, and proposes a framework for reform that can be used by all engineering disciplines.
Acquiring control of The Ramey Agency gives Viking another series of options "to keep place in the very important areas of marketing, advertising and e-commerce that will be so important to our future in the new economy," said Fred Carl, Viking's founder, president and chief executive officer.
Teams will always step up their game against us, and we know we've got to try to keep place with Chelsea." City will travel to Wearside to take on Sunderland tomorrow night, the hosts fresh from holding Chelsea to a 0-0 stalemate on Saturday.
JUSTIN ROSE Age: 32 Born: Johannesburg, South Africa Cup appearances: 1 Record: P4 W3 L1 Majors: 0 Only 17 when he finished fourth in the 1998 Open at Royal Birkdale.Won three points out of four on his Cup debut, including a singles victory over Phil Mickelson, but failed to keep place in 2010 despite two wins in America.
Hills - to start against France - A Carroll: 8-15 yes, 11-8 no; J Defoe: 4 yes, 1-8 no; T Walcott: 5-6 yes, 5-6 no; A Young: 1-4 yes, 11-4 no; D Welbeck: 13-8 yes, 4-9 no; total England 1-0 wins in group stage: 1-2 none, 7-4 one, 9 two or three; England starters v Norway to keep place against France: 8-11 over 3.5, Evs under 3.5.
"The retail property sector in Wales continued to suffer in the early part of the year, with demand failing to keep place with growing availability, resulting in the continuing negative outlook for future rental values and activity," he said.