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a keeper

a keeper

Date: Apr 29 2010

Themes: Romance

Quote

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“My parents are a little crazy, and we have like 10,000 dogs. So if you love me after you meet my family, you’re a keeper!”

- Actress Miley Cyrus on her idea of a perfect guy. (Us Weekly)

Definition

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great boyfriend or girlfriend; someone who would make a good long-term partner

2. Use - Learn how the slang is used.

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How do you know when you have found a keeper? Is it when you have finally met someone who meets all your requirements for a perfect mate? Or is it just a feeling you have when you are with that person?

For Miley Cyrus, it is important for her boyfriend to get along well with her family. She says her family is a little strange, so any guy who still loves her after meeting them must be a keeper.

A keeper is a boyfriend or girlfriend you want to keep for a long time. You think this person would make a good long-term partner and you expect to be with him or her for a long time to come.

It can be hard to find a keeper, especially if you are picky. You might have to go on a lot of dates before you finally meet someone you can see yourself being with for a long time. Then you just have to hope that that person thinks you are a keeper, too.

What qualities make someone a keeper for you? Have you found a keeper yet?

Examples

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“My sister doesn’t like my new boyfriend, but I think he’s a keeper.”

“I can’t believe Alison dumped Tony. I really thought he was a keeper.”

“I knew Matt was a keeper the first time I went out with him.”

Winners

1. Winners - See who guessed the slang definition correctly.

someone good and you have to keep.
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sybil33

United States

can this word be only use to describe a person? can’t i use it with things? for example, these plates are hard to break, they are a keeper? a guy from writing official homepage says that’s ok to use. what are your thoughts?

04:18 AM Dec 26 2017 |

Anja12

Germany

My keeper is there for me, when I need him

11:13 AM Feb 19 2014 |

Mk-Babar

Mk-Babar

Pakistan

Anybody interested to practice English and to share knowledge.. add me at skype.. We will have chating, voice calls, conference calls.
skype id: cruiser40403

03:49 AM Jan 19 2013 |

Sanjar-777

Sanjar-777

Uzbekistan

keep me =p

10:57 PM May 19 2012 |

shamkh

Yemen

in my opinion a keeper should have a lot of positives ,, to support me and stand up for me when others are putting me down ..a keeper should be the one who brings out the best in me … good luck for every one to find his / her keeper 

03:25 AM Mar 06 2012 |

Marcelolic

Marcelolic

Brazil

In my opinion a keeper should be care,afftectionate loyal and kind :) Yes really I found one,my girlfriend ;)

01:41 PM Jun 02 2010 |

mazenf1

Yemen

you are beautiful girl

04:07 PM May 04 2010 |

kominkhant

kominkhant

Myanmar

YOU WILL KEEP ME :P

06:43 AM May 04 2010 |

julywidiawati

Indonesia

someone who can getting along well with my daughters, and my fussy mom and siblings ..heheh.. yes I have one…(I hope so)

07:04 PM May 03 2010 |

Mad Hatter

Japan

Ihave broken up with my keepr recently though, I am sure that i could find another one  real soon!

05:33 PM May 03 2010 |

shooda

shooda

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

i think akeeper who will protect me and who will traied to make our relacionship the good one, i have in the past one who thought that will be my keeper but i was rong . now i dont have a keeper .

10:40 AM May 02 2010 |

swd

swd

Thailand

where is my keeper?

I haven't found a keeper yet!

08:10 AM May 02 2010 |

Bright007

China

Somebody who you maybe keep long-term relationship with

07:25 AM May 02 2010 |

salem_salemSuper Member!

Qatar

i try to find a keeper , and i have alot of relation ship in the bast but up to now i did not found good keeper .

05:12 AM May 02 2010 |

c106317

c106317

Taiwan

Uhmmm…where is my ((((keeper))))?! :(

Maybe I'm picky… hehehe :P

11:44 PM May 01 2010 |

*butterfly wings*

Saudi Arabia

I found a keeper but i lost him.

07:34 PM May 01 2010 |

yeorche

Mexico

a keeper is someone who takes care of you in any circumstance.

11:38 AM May 01 2010 |

vivivi^^

vivivi^^

China

ye,a good keeper

07:32 AM May 01 2010 |

bbc_princess

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Nope, I haven't found a keeper yet ! :(

In my opinion a keeper is someone who truly loves me and who always comes up with the truth even if I don't like it . A keeper is a boy who cares for me and never lets me down !

So will I find one? ;)  I hope so.

06:36 AM May 01 2010 |

Dalu

Nigeria

I love u

06:28 AM May 01 2010 |

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