: to remain calm
It's important to keep a level head when you're dealing with a dangerous situation like this one.
Recent Examples on the Web But after some seasoning and speaking with older players who had been through it before, Whitley is learning to keep a level head and not listen to his detractors. —Ryan Herrera, San Antonio Express-News, 28 Feb. 2021 That perspective is allowing Wilson to keep a level head over the prospect of adding to her trophy collection. —Nancy Kruh, Peoplemag, 28 Oct. 2022 Through the entire chase, Judge managed to keep a level head, even as the pressure grew in the last week. —David Waldstein, New York Times, 4 Oct. 2022 That high praise stands out particularly from someone who does so often seem to keep a level head. —Evan Romano, Men's Health, 17 May 2022 Traylor acknowledged that this week will be the most difficult yet for the Roadrunners to keep a level head, as unbeaten UTSA is a 21-point favorite against 0-4 UNLV ahead of their meeting at 5 p.m. Saturday in the Alamodome. —Greg Luca, San Antonio Express-News, 27 Sep. 2021 Part of Alex Cora’s job as Red Sox manager is to keep a level head in order to keep things from falling apart. —BostonGlobe.com, 11 Aug. 2021 People may ask how the Hoosiers keep a level head coming off of such a big win, taking to the road to face Rutgers. —Jon Blau, The Indianapolis Star, 27 Oct. 2020 Even if 2020 closes out with no salary bump on the horizon, keep a level head and don’t necessarily jump at a better offer or annoy your boss by pushing for more. —Adam Blenford, Bloomberg.com, 29 Aug. 2020 See More
These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'keep a level head.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.
Love words? Need even more definitions?Merriam-Webster unabridged
See Definitions and Examples »
Get Word of the Day daily email!
Words at Play
Palter, Dissemble, and Other Words for Lying
Skunk, Bayou, and Other Words with Native American Origins
You've used more than you might think
Words For Things You Didn't Know Have Names, Vol. 2
When 'thingamajig' and 'thingamabob' just won't do
When Were Words First Used?
Look up any year to find out
Ask the Editors