to keep up with the times

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - keep up with the times

"to keep up with the times"

to ​change ​your ​ideas, ​opinions, or way of ​living or ​working to make or keep them ​modern


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - keep up with the times

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  Did you hear that the company is going to start offering on-site daycare service?

Colleague 2:  That is very forward-thinking of them.

Colleague 1:  Well, the company has to keep up with the times or risk losing valuable employees to other companies with more modern strategies.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - keep up with the times

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  I'm so lonely. I think I'll go out to a coffee shop and see if I can meet a nice man.

Friend 2:  That's the old-fashioned way of meeting someone. You need to keep up with the times.

Friend 1:  What should I do?

Friend 2:  Nowadays, everyone uses online dating sites to meet new people.

to keep up with the times - Usage:


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to keep up with the times - Gerund Form:

Keeping up with the times is not always easy for an older person.

to keep up with the times - Examples:

1)  Canada is a modern, forward-looking country. We should keep up with the times and get rid of the monarchy.

2)  ... to be accepting that things are changing and if you don't keep up with the times and roll with the punches you are going to get left behind.

3)  Finally, Reid spoke of the need for CEOs to keep up with the times and adopt new practices to ensure the productivity of their people.

4)  The studios have to be able to keep up with the times and respond quickly to changing circumstances.

5)  ... the care and upbringing of their children. If employers do not keep up with the times and proactively enable this, there is a risk of disengagement, loss of performance ...

6)  Shouldn't academic writing be open to change and progression, to keep up with the times without -- of course -- losing precious rigour?

7)  ... time to keep up with the times and take advantage of the technology in every single home today.

8)  Chinese censorship has to keep up with the times, particularly now there are 500 million Chinese online.

9)  The church has to keep up with the times or die painfully over a long period.

10)  Astall believes the curriculum needs to keep up with the times, and needs to be flexible enough to adapt to the range of skills held ..

11)  ... to satisfy the growing market demand for catalogue grade paper. By keeping up with the times we can be confident the mill will have a long future.

12)  ... for banks, seamlessly integrating new systems into old ones and always keeping up with the times.

13)  This is where your approach needs to be fresh and keeping up with the times. There was a time when TV advertising was where you made your mark.

14)  But rather than keeping up with the times, HMV was tightening the rules. Staff would be required to cover tattoos, ...

15)  I maintain my sound by keeping up with the times and styles embracing a bit of everything!

16)  The question is; Have Deaf Australia kept up with the times to meet the needs of this new young group of people entering the Deaf community?

17)  But she has also kept up with the times. She has gone into other businesses to boost her income.

18)  A digital mindset then, is simply a mindset that's kept up with the times to embrace the new ways of sharing our brand in the latest ways possible.

19)  British comedy and satire has kept up with the times and taken advantage of new forms of expression.

20)  Couldn't St Paul have kept up with the times and supported women priests?