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keep sth back

phrasal verb with keep uk   us   /kiːp/ verb (kept, kept)
to not use the whole ​amount of something: We'll need to ​keep back some of the ​budget for ​travel later in the ​year.
(Definition of keep sth back from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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