One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Monitor the activities or development of; keep under observation.‘they liked to keep tabs on their former employees’
- ‘It receives contributions from local people and takes particular relish in keeping tabs on the activities of the local council.’
- ‘She keeps tabs on who's checking out and who's staying on, and reports to Ross each morning.’
- ‘Under these guidelines the banks are supposed to keep a tab on money laundering activities by its customers.’
- ‘This would enable the council's planning enforcement officers and police to keep tabs on which establishments were opening too late.’
- ‘A governing body kept tabs on what the public was watching, and there was constant dialogue with the producers of the shows.’
- ‘In the car, monitoring equipment keeps tabs on the state of the engine.’
- ‘He studies draft prospects and keeps tabs on their development.’
- ‘And, exactly for this reason, he had been keeping a tab on what is happening on the board of his immediate challenger.’
- ‘Judging and keeping tabs on who or what is cool and who is a sellout is a tremendous waste of time.’
- ‘Even though I've not been directly involved, I was still keeping a tab on how it worked out.’
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