keep one's end up

keep one's end up
1. Lit. to hold one's end of a load so that the load is level. •

Be sure to keep your end up while we go up the stairs.

Try to keep up your end.

2. Fig. to carry through on one's part of a bargain. •

You have to keep your end up like the rest of us.

Don't worry, I'll keep up my end.

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See: HOLD ONE'S END UP.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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