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keep (or hold) one's end up

Definition of keep or hold one's end up in English:

British informal Perform well in a difficult or competitive situation: Michael had to keep his end up against attacks
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  • It's hard for guys to step into a team and he's still naive when it comes to calls and knowing our players but he's held his end up competently.
  • I can certainly keep my end up in the school choir, which I love.
  • The youngster held his end up in the tight exchanges and after scoring the first try he actually side-stepped a winger to score another in the second half.
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