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Keep Touch


To keep faith; the exact performance of an agreement, as, “To keep touch with my promise” (More). The idea seems to be embodied in the proverb, “Seeing is believing, but feeling is naked truth.”

“And trust me on my truth,

If thou keep touch with me,

My dearest friend, as my own heart,

Thou shalt right welcome be.”

Songs of the London Prentices, p. 37.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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Kedar’s Tents
Keel-hauling or -haling
Keelman (A)
Keelson or Kelson
Keep Down (To)
Keep House (To)
Keep Touch
Keep Up (To)
Keep at Arm’s Length (To)
Keep Body and Soul Together (To)
Keep Company with (To)
Keep Good Hours (To)
Keep it Dark
Keep One’s Countenance (To)
Keep One’s Own Counsel (To)
Keep your Breath to Cool your Porridge
Keep your Powder Dry