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keep a check on

Definition of keep a check on in English:

Monitor: keep a regular check on your score
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  • She said: ‘We will be keeping a check on who is going where so we can monitor movement and make sure we don't get a recurrence of the disease.’
  • He suggested keeping a check on how employees dealt with the public - perhaps by pretending to be a customer.
  • On the wet days they'd sit in my shop and one would look out of one window and the other out of the opposite window to keep a check on what was going on.
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