One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Maintain the momentum or interest value of something.
- ‘The chance to keep the pot boiling after a good win is an obvious temptation, but their fly-half will benefit from a week's recovery time after coming off with a thigh strain.’
- ‘However, because of the engine's unusual power and torque characteristics, you really have to work at the gear lever to keep the pot boiling.’
- ‘What the radicals can do is keep the pot boiling indefinitely, and that suits them just fine.’
- ‘They have genuine promotion ambitions if they can keep the pot boiling.’
- ‘Graham did all he could on the spot and then repaired home, keeping the pot boiling with a daily fax and phone call.’
- ‘They did everything they could to keep the pot boiling.’
- ‘We will keep the pot boiling on this until David is released because this is a question of basic democratic rights.’
- ‘The onus is on the Action Group to keep the pot boiling on the issue and ensure that there is a ministerial response to their proposal.’
- ‘There are enough questions to keep the pot boiling well into May.’
- ‘He kept the pot boiling with a try and three goals.’
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