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Keep Your Head Above Water

Happy Friday!
This weeks fun phrase is ” Keep your head above water.”

Meaning : Stay solvent (Barley); avoid disaster.It is the way one avoids drowning, and so it extends readily to the avoidance by struggle of other kinds of disaster, mostly financial.

History: Henry Fielding had it in The History of the Adventures of Joseph Andrews (1742): “If I can hold my head above water it is all I can.”

 

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