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

"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 ​keepingourheads 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 ​keepingourheads above ​water.
(Definition of keep your head above water from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “keep your head above water”
in Chinese (Simplified) (尤指财务上)勉强应付过去, 惨淡经营…
in Chinese (Traditional) (尤指財務上)勉強應付過去, 慘淡經營…
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