keep going

keep going
to keep him alive; help him with money, etc.

I kept myself going on black coffee, whisky and cigarettes. (A. Cronin)

... and she was so tired herself that she did not know how long she could keep going. (D. Cusack)

... still struggling to pay off the mortgage he'd had to raise to keep them going at all during the depression. (D. Cusack)

I was looking forward to a mug of tea back in the canteen and hoping they'd kept the stove going. (A. Sillitoe)


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