keep one's end up

keep one's end up
phrasal or keep up one's end
1. : to do one's fair share in an enterprise involving two and often more people or participants

could keep his end up in a conversation on almost any subject

2. : to preserve one's wicket by defensive play — used of a batsman in cricket

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keep one's end up
1. To maintain one's part, position, appearance, etc
2. To be content to keep one's wicket standing without trying to score (cricket)
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Main Entry:end

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keep (or hold) one's end up
informal perform well in a difficult or competitive situation

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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