keep (one) going

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keep (one) going

To give one just enough energy, sustenance, entertainment, etc., until they get what they truly need or want. Lost for days in the woods, we had to eat bugs and edible roots keep us going. I am so anxious for the new movie in the series to come out this winter that I'm reading the novels again to keep me going.
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keep someone or something going

to sustain someone or something. I try to eat just enough food to keep me going. Enjoying food is just not an issue any more.
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ˌkeep ˈgoing

1 make an effort to live normally when you are in a difficult situation or when you have experienced great suffering: You just have to keep yourself busy and keep going.
2 (spoken) used to encourage somebody to continue doing something: Keep going, Sarah, you’re nearly there.
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ˌkeep somebody ˈgoing

(informal) be enough for somebody until they get what they are waiting for: Why don’t you have an apple to keep you going till dinner time?
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Even at 74, Antonaccio says the feeling she gets when helping veterans keeps her going and rewards her with something positive.
What keeps her going is the hope of seeing her country outlive injustice.
The fact that there are people out there that are trying to help her is one of the things that keeps her going,'' Briles said.