keep busy


Also found in: Idioms.
See: engage, occupy
References in classic literature ?
Hope and keep busy, and whatever happens, remember that you never can be fatherless."
"`Hope and keep busy', that's the motto for us, so let's see who will remember it best.
JOHN Quinn has enjoyed a good first half of the season with his juveniles and Keep Busy can provide him with another winner in the EBF Fillies' Novice Stakes at Catterick.
The Englishman wants to keep busy after being out of the ring for two-and-a-half years as he battled depression and says he will fight anyone, including his bin man.
"Instead of aiming for that big fight, I'll keep busy, I fought [Phil] Lo Greco and a few months later I'm in with Vargas.
Great location with lots of daytime workers for a busy lunch and neighborhoods to keep busy for dinner and late night.
She wants to keep busy, makes a few business calls and is oblivious to what is about to happen.
But the innately likeable dancer will keep busy: He's currently in production as a main character in the TV show "Flesh and Bone," to air on Starz in 2015.
She was one to keep busy doing something with her hands and mind, especially since the passing of her husband 12 years ago.
"I am trying to keep busy, my wife Sue is back teaching, and daughter Ceri is down in London working.
Raheela, who is mother of two children talking to this news agency said: "To become volunteer is a great way for kids to keep busy during the summer."
Raheela, who is mother of two children talking to reporter said To become volunteer is a great way for kids to keep busy during the summer.