an even keel

an even keel
• stabilita

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  • even keel — If something is on an even keel, it is balanced …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • even keel —    A situation or person who stays on an even keel manages to remain calm, stable and untroubled in all circumstances.     She managed to keep her life on an even keel in spite of the difficulties …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • even keel — A ship at even keel is when the keel is horizontal …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • even keel — See keep an even keel …   English idioms

  • Even keel —   If something is on an even keel, it is balanced …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • even keel —  Balanced, steady.  ► “Dunkin’ Donuts was founded by Rosenberg’s father, and the younger Rosenberg spent his summer vacations as a boy working in the business. Bob Rosenberg earns respect through his soft spoken, even keel manner, which is the… …   American business jargon

  • On 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 even keel — Even E ven, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG. eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[ a]mn, Goth. ibns. Cf. {Anent}, {Ebb}.] 1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on even keel — phrasal or on an even keel 1. of a ship a. : having approximately the same draft forward and aft; sometimes : having the load water line of the ship parallel to the surface of the water (as in a ship whose natural draft is much greater aft than… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on even keel — phrasal see on an even keel …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • an even keel — good balance, stability    We need a steady manager, one who can keep an even keel …   English idioms

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