keep/hold in check

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Definition of keep/hold in check

: to keep (something) under control He's trying to hold his emotions in check. The government has lowered interest rates in an attempt to keep inflation in check.

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“Keep/hold in check.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%2Fhold%20in%20check. Accessed 25 Oct. 2020.

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