Definition of be one's brother's keeper in English:

be one's brother's keeper

phrase

  • Be responsible for the behaviour of a relative, friend, or associate.

    ‘we are, it seems, at last becoming a world in which each of us is our brother's keeper’
    • ‘I am not your brother's keeper, nor are you.’
    • ‘Morally, we are bound by the very old principle that a man is his brother's keeper.’
    • ‘The first murderer named in the Bible asked the question, "Am I my brother's keeper?"’
    • ‘We are, it seems, at last becoming a world in which each of us is our brother's keeper.’
    • ‘Sometimes being your brother's keeper is no walk in the park.’
    • ‘Hard work, innovation, rugged independence joined with the belief in community that says I am my brother's keeper.’
    • ‘We must learn again to become our brother's keeper.’
    • ‘I want readers to walk away with the understanding that we are our brother's keeper.’
    • ‘This doesn't mean we are "our brother's keepers"; it means we practically are our brothers.’
    • ‘It is no longer about caring for mankind, being your brother's keeper.’