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hold/keep sb/sth at bay

C2 to ​prevent someone or something ​unpleasant from ​harming you: Exercise can ​helpkeepfat at bay.
(Definition of hold/keep sb/sth at bay from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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