keep abreast of

Meaning: If you keep abreast of something, you always know about the latest news and developments in relation to it.

For example:

  • No matter where I am in the world, I can read Karen's blog to keep abreast of activities in our club.

  • Don't you think part of a prime minister's job is to keep abreast of world affairs?

Note: A synonymous idiom is "keep up with".

Quick Quiz:

You can keep abreast of current affairs by

a. reading old newspapers

b. watching the latest movies

c. checking out news websites

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Contributor: Matt Errey