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Keep your Powder Dry


Keep prepared for action; keep your courage up.

Go forth and conquer, Strephon mine,

This kiss upon your lips retaining;

A precept that is also thine

Forbids the teardrop hot and straining.

Weʹre Mars and Venus, you and I,

And both must ‘keep our powder dry.ʹ”

Sims: Dagonet Ballads (In Love and War).

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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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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
Kelpie or Kelpy
Kelso Convoy (A)
Ken or Kiun
Kendal Green
Kenelm (St.)