on an even keel

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
continuing or operating without problems or sudden changes: »

High oil prices are making it difficult to keep the economy and inflation on an even keel.

Main Entry: keel

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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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 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 — {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

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