keep (up) (one's) end of the bargain

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keep (up) (one's) end of the bargain

To do as was promised in an agreement or bargain; to carry through with what one agreed to do. Also worded as "keep one's end of the bargain up." OK, I've delivered the cash as you instructed. Now you have to keep your end of the bargain! We've done the work on our end. I just hope their team keeps up their end of the bargain! My dad said he'd buy me a car if I got a 4.0 this semester, so I've got to ace this test if I want to keep my end of the bargain up.
See also: bargain, end, keep, of
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Will the party and President-elect keep their end of the bargain by providing opportunities: jobs, education, a decent life, recognition in society, etc.
They did not keep their end of the bargain though, according to the document.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the US for failing to keep their end of the bargain in a host of international disarmament agreements, stressing that Moscow will not exit any existing treaties, but promised an "instant, symmetrical response" if Washington decides to quit first.
He explained that contracts would be fully honored and actions would be taken in cases when investors fail to keep their end of the bargain.
If the club keep their end of the bargain, supporters will always respond accordingly.
And Stearman will "instantly" be checking on other scores at the final whistle should Wolves keep their end of the bargain.
So far, Lily has managed to deflect unwanted attention and keep her sister safe, but their eighteenth birthday is approaching, and she does not believe the Farm will keep their end of the bargain.
The Scot insists his front-line need to the keep their end of the bargain and build on Pool's defensive solidity.
With Bristol City holding Blackpool to a draw at Bloomfield Road, it was the Swans who failed to keep their end of the bargain.
As far as the Champions League winner is concerned, the only thing that really matters is the Swans keep their end of the bargain against Doncaster.
They were not forced to join the job, they did it for their own personal benefit, they get what was promised to them and they should keep their end of the bargain too.
FORGET Fulham and disregard Reading, because if Birmingham City do a Carson Yeung and fail to keep their end of the bargain today then events elsewhere won't mean a thing.
Appointments are set, and the professional service provider, especially in the medical area, does not keep their end of the bargain.
But neither side managed to keep their end of the bargain with Brian Gilmour's first-half strike enough to separate the sides in a scrappy clash.
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