keep to

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keep to

  1. Adhere to, conform to, as in Let's keep to the original purpose of this will. [Early 1600s]

  2. Confine oneself to, as in Whenever she didn't feel well, she kept to her bed. Also see keep to oneself.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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