keep (someone) in his/her place

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Definition of keep (someone) in his/her place

: to prevent (someone) from achieving a higher social status Such social rules were used to keep women in their place.

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“Keep (someone) in his/her place.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20%28someone%29%20in%20his%2Fher%20place. Accessed 23 Apr. 2021.

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