keep one's eye in

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keep one's eye in

  1. (chiefly Britain) To keep in practice.
    • 1906 July 19, Mr. Crooks, The parliamentary debates, volume 161:
      A man must have some work to keep his eye in and his muscles at work.
    • 1968, John Le Carré, A Small Town in Germany, page 29:
      He'd have a beer first, just to keep his eye in; and afterwards he would have a little of the hard stuff.
    • 1981 July, (Please provide the book title or journal name), volume 6, number 6, page 46:
      He went trap-shooting to keep his eye in, out of season

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