keep the faith


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keep the faith

To remain optimistic about a person or situation, especially when faced with challenges. She's worried that we won't get approved for the mortgage, but I just keep telling her to keep the faith. I'm sorry, but I have a hard time keeping the faith when I know how bad his temper can be.
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keep the faith

Carry on, continue the good work. This phrase, often put as keep the faith, baby, became common among activists in the American civil rights struggles of the 1960s. Originally it probably alluded to maintaining one’s religious beliefs, but this sense was superseded by the nonsectarian efforts to obtain equal rights for all American citizens. Subsequently, it lost both meanings and became a more neutral expression used when two friends or colleagues part. Stanley Ellin used it in The Man from Nowhere (1975), “I’ll leave it to you, Jake.—Keep the faith, baby.”
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