to keep your pecker up

Idiom Definition

"to keep your pecker up"

to remain optimistic;

to wish someone confidence in a difficult situation;

to offer encouragement

Idiom Definition - to keep your pecker up


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to keep your pecker up

My car broke down this morning and the mechanic tells me it will cost $2,000 to fix it.  My dog died last week.  My boss hates me.  I am feeling a little depressed.

What will you say to me?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to keep your pecker up

Jane loves to downhill ski. She goes skiing almost every weekend during the ski season. Jane works at a travel agency that promotes skiing holidays. You might say that Jane lives to ski. Unfortunately, Jane had a bad skiing accident three month ago and broke her leg very badly. One day, Jane is moping around her apartment when Jane's friend, Linda, stops over for a visit ...

Linda:  Hey, Jane!  How are you?

Jane:  Not so good.

Linda:  What's the matter?

Jane:  Look at my leg.  I am sick to death of this cast and I haven't been skiing in months and the ski season will be over before this cast finally comes off.

Linda:  Well, keep your pecker up!  There's always next season.

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to keep your pecker up - Gerund Form:

Keeping your pecker up can be a great way to persevere.

to keep your pecker up - Examples:

1)  I keep my pecker up when times are tough.

2)  You keep your pecker up when you get bad news.

3)  He keeps his pecker up when everyone around him is downhearted.

4)  She keeps her pecker up because she is an optimist.

5)  We keep our peckers up no matter what the circumstances.

6)  You (all) keep your peckers up when you feel blue.

7)  They keep their peckers up when their lives are in calamity.

8)  Sounds grim Jacob, but as we say here in England, keep your pecker up, it'll all turn out OK in the end.

9) People are doing great so keep your pecker up and we'll see you in Manchester. Good luck in August. 

10)  Love to Gian, don't forget keep your pecker up

11) All I needed was to hold her close and keep my pecker up and the wolf from the door. 

12) True to form, he kept his pecker up in the face of adversity and was rewarded. 

13)  He is not keeping his pecker up through this difficult time.

14)  He kept his pecker up when the boss fired him yesterday.

15)  Are they keeping their peckers up through this difficult time?

16)  He was keeping his pecker up as he walked out of the office yesterday.

17)  We had kept our peckers up until everyone started to laugh.

18)  Will you keep your pecker up at court tomorrow?

19)  Are you going to be keeping your pecker up all during the trial tomorrow?

20)  Will he have been keeping his pecker up for the entire trial by the time it ends?