Tuesday, October 11, 2011

keeping something/someone at bay

1. She meditates to keep negative thoughts at bay.
2. He started feeling sick, but he kept it at bay with some chicken soup with vegetables.
3. They sprayed bug repellent all around the outside of their tent to keep mosquitoes at bay.
4. Making to-do lists everyday helps him keep stress at bay.
5. The manager decided to install cameras around the store to keep shoplifters at bay.

Keeping something or someone at bay means keeping something or someone under control or away from you.

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