keep a close watch over

idiom

: to watch (someone or something) closely
The guards kept a close watch over the prisoner.

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“Keep a close watch over.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20a%20close%20watch%20over. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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