keep on (2)
Meaning: If you keep somebody on, you continue to employ them.Synonym: retain (formal)
- keep sb on If I could, I'd keep everybody on, but unfortunately we can't afford to pay all our staff at the moment.
- keep on sb We'll do our best to keep on everyone who's been here for over five years.
- be kept on Only the most important people were kept on while the company was being restructured.
The company couldn't keep everyone on, so some of their workers
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Contributor: Matt Errey