Meaning of “keep your head above water” in the English Dictionary

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"keep your head above water" in British English

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keep your head above water

C2 to just be able to manage, especially when you have financial difficulties:

The business is in trouble, but we are just about keeping our heads above water.

(Definition of “keep your head above water” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"keep your head above water" in American English

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keep your head above water

to just be able to continue doing what you do:

The business is in trouble, but we’re keeping our heads above water.

(Definition of “keep your head above water” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)