keep an even keel

keep an even keel
be steady, be calm and sensible

Customer Service needs people who can keep an even keel.

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  • even keel — See keep an even keel …   English idioms

  • even keel —    A situation or person who stays on an even keel manages to remain calm, stable and untroubled in all circumstances.     She managed to keep her life on an even keel in spite of the difficulties …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • an even keel — good balance, stability    We need a steady manager, one who can keep an even keel …   English idioms

  • on an even keel — Ⅰ. on an even keel ► able to stay even and regular, and not change suddenly: get back/stay/keep on an even keel »Investors are hoping the new board will help share prices get back on an even keel. Main Entry: ↑even Ⅱ. on an even keel ► …   Financial and business terms

  • on an even keel — phrasal see on even keel * * * on an even keel see under ↑keel1 • • • Main Entry: ↑even on an even keel 1. Balanced, not tilting to one side or the other (often figurative) 2. (of eg business affairs) running smoothly, settled or well organized …   Useful english dictionary

  • on an even keel — calm and not likely to change suddenly. My main priority is to keep my life on an even keel for the sake of my two boys …   New idioms dictionary

  • on even keel — phrasal or on an even keel 1. of a ship a. : having approximately the same draft forward and aft; sometimes : having the load water line of the ship parallel to the surface of the water (as in a ship whose natural draft is much greater aft than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • keel — keel1 keeled, adj. /keel/, n. 1. Naut. a central fore and aft structural member in the bottom of a hull, extending from the stem to the sternpost and having the floors or frames attached to it, usually at right angles: sometimes projecting from… …   Universalium

  • keel — keel1 [ki:l] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old Norse; Origin: kjölr] 1.) on an even keel steady, without any sudden changes keep sth/get sth back on an even keel ▪ Now that the crisis is over, we must try to get things back on an even keel. 2.) a bar… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • List of The Bill characters (M-P) — This is a list of characters from the police drama The Bill ordered alphabetically by character surname. For a full list of characters ordered by rank, see list of The Bill characters. The characters are all police officers or civilian staff at… …   Wikipedia

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