keep your end up

keep your end up

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hold your end up

BRITISH, INFORMAL
If you keep your end up or hold your end up in a particular situation, you do what you have promised to do or what you are expected to do. But David, despite being nervous, holds his end up brilliantly, making his points clearly and concisely. We signed a contract and we've worked hard to keep our end up. Now they must do the same.
See also: end, keep, up

keep (or hold) your end up

perform well in a difficult or competitive situation. informal
See also: end, keep, up

keep your ˈend up

(British English, informal) stay cheerful or perform well in a difficult situation: She managed to keep her end up even though she was suffering from flu.I had trouble keeping my end up in the conversation, because I didn’t know anything about the subject.
See also: end, keep, up
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