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to keep up appearances

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  • keep up appearances — To keep up an outward show, esp one that belies, or is intended to disguise, the inward reality • • • Main Entry: ↑appear * * * keep up appearances phrase to pretend that everything is good, for example with your marriage or your financial… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keep up appearances — {v. phr.} To maintain an outward show of prosperity in spite of financial problems. * /Mr. Smith s widow had a hard time keeping up appearances after her husband s death./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep up appearances — {v. phr.} To maintain an outward show of prosperity in spite of financial problems. * /Mr. Smith s widow had a hard time keeping up appearances after her husband s death./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • keep up appearances — keep an outward show of prosperity or good behavior They have been trying to keep up appearances even though he has lost his job. делать вид, что ничего не произошло, что все в поpядке After Mr.Darrell failed in business, his family had great… …   Idioms and examples

  • keep up appearances — ► keep up appearances maintain an impression of wealth or well being. Main Entry: ↑appearance …   English terms dictionary

  • keep up appearances — verb To pretend to be all right or that everything is going well. For my fathers sake, I thought I must keep up appearances, but the food stuck in my throat, and I could not swallow another mouthful. Syn: maintain appearances …   Wiktionary

  • keep up appearances —    A person who keeps up appearances maintains an outward show of prosperity or well being in order to hide their difficulties from others.     He continued to keep up appearances even when business was bad …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • keep up appearances — to pretend that everything is good, for example with your marriage or your financial situation, even though you are having problems Their marriage was over, but they wanted to keep up appearances for the children …   English dictionary

  • keep\ up\ appearances — v. phr. To maintain an outward show of prosperity in spite of financial problems. Mr. Smith s widow had a hard time keeping up appearances after her husband s death …   Словарь американских идиом

  • keep up appearances — to hide your personal or financial problems from other people by continuing to live and behave in the same way that you did in the past. Simply keeping up appearances was stretching their resources to the limit …   New idioms dictionary

  • keep up appearances — maintain the illusion that all is well (financially, emotionally, etc.), pretend that everything is fine …   English contemporary dictionary


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