Dennis Oliver's Idioms: K
keep an eye on: check something regularly.
"You're busy, so you'll need to keep an eye on
Remember that we have to leave at 4:30."
keep an eye out for: watch for.
"I'll keep an eye out for John. If I see him,
I'll tell him you want to talk to him."
keep one's chin up: remain brave and confident in a
don't despair or worry too much.
"I know that things have been difficult for you
but keep your chin up. Everything will be better soon."
keep one's nose to the grindstone: stay diligent; steadily
without breaks or an uneven pace.
"If I keep my nose to the grindstone, I should
be finished by the end of the day."
keep/stay in touch (with someone): remain informed (about
someone) / in contact (with someone) by writing, calling, sending
e-mail, etc. on a regular basis.
"I haven't seen Frank for two or three years but we
keep (stay) in touch by e-mail."
keep one's fingers crossed: hope for the best.
A: "How did you do on the test?"
B: "I think I passed, but I won't know until tomorrow.
I'm keeping my fingers crossed!"
kid (noun): child.
A: "You have three kids, don't you?"
B: "That's right. I have two girls and a boy."
kid (verb): playfully say something that isn't true.
"I was kidding when I said my teacher was a
monster. She's strict,
but she's actually a very nice person."
kind of: rather; more or less; a little.
"I'm feeling kind of hungry. I think I'll make
myself a sandwich."
a klutz: an awkward, uncoordinated person.
"Don't ask Jeff to dance with you. He's a real
klutz and will probably step on your feet!"
a know-it-all: someone who acts as if he/she knows
everything--as if no one
can tell him/her anything that he/she doesn't already know.
"Don't try to make any suggestions to Bob. He's a
and won't pay attention to anything you say."
know something backwards and forwards: know/understand
completely and thoroughly.
"If you have a question about html tags, ask Susan.
She knows html
backwards and forwards."
know something inside out: know/understand something
"If you have a question about grammar, ask Dr. Martin.
She knows grammar inside out."