on an even keel
also on even keel phrasal in a sound or stable condition

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  • on an even keel — Ⅰ. on an even keel ► able to stay even and regular, and not change suddenly: get back/stay/keep on an even keel »Investors are hoping the new board will help share prices get back on an even keel. Main Entry: ↑even Ⅱ. on an even keel ► …   Financial and business terms

  • On an even keel — Keel Keel, n. [Cf. AS. ce[ o]l ship; akin to D. & G. kiel keel, OHG. chiol ship, Icel. kj[=o]ll, and perh. to Gr. gay^los a round built Ph[oe]nician merchant vessel, gaylo s bucket; cf. Skr. g[=o]la ball, round water vessel. But the meaning of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on an even keel — phrasal see on even keel * * * on an even keel see under ↑keel1 • • • Main Entry: ↑even on an even keel 1. Balanced, not tilting to one side or the other (often figurative) 2. (of eg business affairs) running smoothly, settled or well organized …   Useful english dictionary

  • on an even keel — finally, the relationship seems to be on an even keel Syn: steady, on track, on course, untroubled …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • on an even keel — {adv. phr,}, {informal} In a well ordered way or condition; orderly. * /When the football rally seemed almost ready to become a riot, the principal stepped to the platform and got things back on an even keel./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on an even keel — {adv. phr,}, {informal} In a well ordered way or condition; orderly. * /When the football rally seemed almost ready to become a riot, the principal stepped to the platform and got things back on an even keel./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on\ an\ even\ keel — adv. phr, informal In a well ordered way or condition; orderly. When the football rally seemed almost ready to become a riot, the principal stepped to the platform and got things back on an even keel …   Словарь американских идиом

  • on an even keel — in a well ordered way or condition We finally got the new department running on an even keel although it took a long time …   Idioms and examples

  • on an even keel — calm and not likely to change suddenly. My main priority is to keep my life on an even keel for the sake of my two boys …   New idioms dictionary

  • on an even keel — operating or happening without problems My first job is to get things back on an even keel …   English dictionary

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