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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: 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.
Definitions include: a resident of the state of Wisconsin in the USA.

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: always very calm and never gets mad.
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.
Definitions include: a bar, pub.
Definitions include: the involvement of urine in sex.

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