keep your head

keep (one's) head

To be and remain in a calm, stable, sensible, and pragmatic state or condition despite stress. My father has always been a rock of level-headed judgment and advice. Even during our family's lowest points, he's always kept his head.
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keep your head

COMMON If you keep your head, you remain calm in a difficult situation. Keep your head. A calm presence is an invaluable asset. The most important thing is to keep your head and focus on what you are doing. Compare with lose your head.
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keep (or lose) your head

remain (or fail to remain) calm.
1990 Time He claims that Quayle rises to the challenge, takes chances but keeps his head.
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keep your ˈhead

think clearly and remain calm: If there is a robbery, you should try to keep your head and do as you are told.
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Keep your head down." But Silver, from the other boat, looked sharply over and called out to know if that were me; and from that moment I began to regret what I had done.
`I expect you'll learn to sew all right, Lena, if you'll only keep your head and not go gadding about to dances all the time and neglect your work, the way some country girls do.'
You keep your head shet, and mind y'r own affairs -- if you got any.
"I hope both you young men will keep your heads cool," put in Mr.
My tip for you this week is to keep your head still.
I've always said if you can keep your head high and laugh out loud in the street without feeling embarrassed, people will always give you a wide berth.
This provides wonderful training to keep your head still.After you are comfortable using these drills on the practice green, take what they've taught you to the course.
And the bunnies are a great way to keep your head warm...
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"It is always important in difficult situations to keep your head and remain cool." Benitez will not be able to finalise his squad plans for Saturday's trip to Fulham until several of his players have returned from international duty.
Racing on fast ground and a flat track should suit him Cheltenham thought for the week (for tipsters everywhere) If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, if you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, you'll be a man, my son
"I know I will be psyched up, but with it being a derby you have to keep your head a bit.
Chances are, you keep your head down, grin, and bear it.
By consciously trying to keep your head still you will become tense and anxious, ruining any chance of playing consistently.
The latter may be unrelated to performance in any direct sense, but it nevertheless has the power to surround and energize you as you strive to keep your head up, your confidence high and your feet moving toward that finish line.
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