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Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Since they have almost killed this site, I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. I am going to start releasing details on Monday August 17 of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret. More here.
Google has been penalizing this site in its search rankings for years and a Google employee lied about it. Details of my conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty in secret start Monday August 17. More here.
Google has been lying about the penalty against this site for years. My conversation with the Google employee who told me about the penalty starts dropping August 17. More here.

Definition of keep (one's) head above water

keep (one's) head above water

verb - intransitive

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Other terms relating to 'above':

Definitions include: Better than usual

Other terms relating to 'head':

Definitions include: an LSD user.
Definitions include: an unintelligent person; "dimwit".
Definitions include: In the RN/RM, 'Baby's Head' refers to tinned steak and kidney pudding which was in ration packs until the change to dehydrated rations.
Definitions include: a penis.
Definitions include: to face difficulties while trying to solve a problem.
Definitions include: messy hair from sleeping.
Definitions include: conceit.
Definitions include: A totally stupid or useless person
Definitions include: to reprimand.
Definitions include: a female that performs fellatio frequently, or performs it well.
Definitions include: to perform fellatio.
Definitions include: someone who is dense, thick in the head, or just plain stupid.
Definitions include: "air head" someone who is not thinking straight.
Definitions include: a truncated sentence "But-her-head" used to describe someone who's face is ugly
Definitions include: Someone who isn't that smart or isn't nice.

Other terms relating to 'keep':

Definitions include: "keep buggering on", i.e. don't give up.
Definitions include: to hide.
Definitions include: to monitor new information or rumors.
Definitions include: to supervise a person.
Definitions include: to watch for.
Definitions include: to remain courageous.
Definitions include: to restrain from laughing.
Definitions include: to keep one's composure.
Definitions include: sardonic retort to "No shit, Sherlock!"
Definitions include: from football, but referring to an object that you like.
Definitions include: statement of encouragement.
Definitions include: to tell the truth.
Definitions include: to keep it real.
Definitions include: doing things in way a gangster would.
Definitions include: to not be promiscuous.

Other terms relating to 'water':

Definitions include: family relations are more important than other relationships.
Definitions include: no matter what.
Definitions include: flavorless
Definitions include: perfume, cologne
Definitions include: alcohol.
Definitions include: to be inadequate.
Definitions include: coffee.
Definitions include: always very calm and never gets mad.
Definitions include: A soda, a soft drink, as opposed to hard liquor.
Definitions include: a puddle of urine in an inappropriate place
Definitions include: In a bad way. Just made a real stupid move.
Definitions include: a tall person.
Definitions include: semen.
Definitions include: to make something more mild.
Definitions include: to feel sad, hurt, low.

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