keep someone sweet

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep someone sweet

British, informal
: to be kind and friendly so that someone will do something for one later

Word by Word Definitions

keep play
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

sweet play
  1. : pleasing to the taste

  2. : being or inducing the one of the four basic taste sensations that is typically induced by disaccharides and is mediated especially by receptors in taste buds at the front of the tongue — compare bitter, salt, sour

  3. : containing a sweetening ingredient : not dry

  1. : in a sweet manner

  1. : something that is sweet to the taste: such as

  2. : a food (such as a candy or preserve) having a high sugar content

  3. : dessert


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