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maintain (oneself or someone) in (something)

To allow oneself or someone to live a particular lifestyle. Unfortunately, we don't have enough money to maintain ourselves in this lavish manse anymore.
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maintain (something) at (something)

To keep something at a particular setting or level. I try to maintain my savings at $1,000, at least, in case of emergencies.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

maintain someone in something

to keep or provide for someone in a certain style or condition. I insist that you maintain me in the style to which I have become accustomed. He had hoped to maintain himself in comfort.
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maintain something at something

to keep something at a certain level, setting, degree, amount, etc. You must maintain the temperature at 30 degrees Celsius. We have to maintain the temperature at a very high level.
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After experimenting with the app for about a year, the maintainers were invited to provide direct feedback to George and his development team about their experiences and ideas for improvement.
*The total calories burned (and consumed) each day by weight-loss maintainers was significantly higher (300 kcal/day) compared with that in individuals with normal body weight controls but was not significantly different from that in the individuals with overweight/obesity.
This virtual interaction reduces the costs of SMEs traveling to maintainers' locations to assist with complicated repairs and speeds up repair time, said Michael Confessore, CARMA's system architecture and graphical user interface designer.
To do this, maintainers and logisticians will be required to execute an enterprise maintenance process across five domains (air, land, maritime, space, and cyberspace) that will allow the Army to meet expeditionary, operational, and home-station requirements simultaneously.
In order to mitigate this MMH gap, commanders have hired contractors to augment soldier maintainers and increase the amount of maintenance performed on aircraft for many years (Evans, 1997, p.
The anterior chamber maintainer, which facilitates ophthalmological surgical procedures and reduces iatrogenic damage to the iris, corneal endothelium, and lens, has been used in the management of hard nuclear cataract lens [3], subluxation in young patients [4], endoscopic goniotomy [5], traumatic hyphaemas [6], congenital pupillary-irislens membrane [7], and spherophakia [8].
After adjusting for sex and age, there was no difference in total calories reportedly consumed per day between regainers and maintainers (F[1, 23] = 4.076, P = 0.071) (Table 2).
On the other hand, testers which showed complete sterility with all the CMS lines reflect their diverse maintaining ability and could be used for new maintainer development program.
The root was being held by the maintainers clutching the attached strap.
Hence, the guardian-guardee relationship between sensor nodes is established, (ii) Manager broadcast messages: The manager robot broadcasts periodically its identity over the network (to all sensor nodes and maintainer robots) and (iii) Maintainer reply messages: When a maintainer robot receives a manager broadcast message, it responds with a message containing its identity and location.
A space maintainer serves the purpose of preserving the arch length as well as addresses the problems associated with the loss of teeth stated above.
Space maintenance was done using fixed simple wire space maintainer, bonded with flowable composite resin.
The standard timeline for upgrading from 3- to 5-level is about 12 months but can vary greatly depending on circumstances and the individual maintainer. This top-off training is not designed to get the Airman to the upgraded skill level.
Both models feature an adapter on the output cable, enabling the attachment of multiple output accessories, including a clamp set, a ring terminal adapter set and a 12V power plug adapter, all of which are included with the maintainer. Both models feature a protective, non-slip rubber boot to avoid unintended scratching of the vehicle being charged.
An essential item in a radio maintainer, MOS 25U, preventive maintenance toolkit for troubleshooting the Single Channel Ground and Airborne Radio System, is a portable test set.