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keep your balance

This page is about the collocation keep your balance

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

to remain steady on your feet and not stumble or fall

For example

  • I knew he was drunk because he couldn't keep his balance.

  • The pole they carry helps tightrope walkers to keep their balance.

Note:
A collocation with the opposite meaning is "lose your balance"

Quick Quiz

If you have trouble keeping your balance, you might

a. fall over

b. run out of money

c. lose your temper

Contributor: Matt Errey