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Definition of Idiomatic Expressions


What does keep count of something mean?

Meaning of idioms with examples...

keep count of something


If you keep count of something, you remember or record a number as it changes over a period of time.

Another variation of this idiom:

- Keep a count of something

See also lose count of

Origin of the phrase

The word 'count' comes from Old French "conter" meaning “add up" or "tell a story”.


Because his doctor advised him to lose weight, he is trying to keep count of the number of calories he eats.
She has been keeping count of how many times he has ignored her calls.
Can you keep a count of the students as they board the bus?
Try to keep count of what you spend on your credit card.

This idiom is in the numbers category

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