Idiom: keep something down
Idiom: keep something down (keep down something)
- to eat or drink something and not vomit afterwards even though you feel nauseous
- to stop something from increasing
- When I was very sick it was difficult for me to keep any food down and I lost a lot of weight.
- The first three months of my pregnancy I couldn’t keep anything down and threw up all day long.
- When my husband cooked an Indian recipe it was so spicy I couldn't keep it down.
- My daughter has bulimia so now she can hardly keep food down even when she wants to.
- The government is trying to keep inflation down but it’s not working.
- Excuse me, if you cannot keep your voices down you’ll have to leave the library.
- Keep the heating down a little lower or your electric bill is going to be enormous.
- Our new customer service policy has really kept complaints down the past few months.
- I've had to do intermittent fasting to keep my weight down this summer.
- Keep your credit card balances down if you're planning on buying a house soon.
- turn down
- but a damper on
- pipe down
- quiet down
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