What is another word for for keeps?

Pronunciation: [fɔː kˈiːps] (IPA)

"For keeps" is an idiomatic expression which refers to keeping something permanently or for a long period of time. There are several synonyms that can be used as an alternative for this phrase. For instance, "forever", "permanently", "indefinitely", "for good", and "eternally" are commonly used as synonyms for "for keeps". Similarly, the phrases "for life" and "for always" can also be utilized in place of "for keeps" to convey the meaning of something being held onto permanently. Overall, there are various synonyms that can be used as an alternative for "for keeps", and the choice depends on the context of the sentence.

Famous quotes with For keeps

  • Once the bear's hug has got you, it is apt to be for keeps.
    Harold MacMillan
  • Everything passes. Nobody gets anything for keeps. And that's how we've got to live.
    Haruki Murakami
  • When I get married it will be for keeps.
    Natalie Wood
  • “Neither of us is very trustworthy, eh?” “Pfutz!” Reich said emphatically. “We don’t play girl’s rules. We play for keeps, both of us. It’s the cowards and weaklings and sore-losers who hide behind rules and fair play.” “What about honor and ethics?” “We’ve got honor in us, but it’s our own code...not the make-believe rules some frightened little man wrote for the rest of the frightened little men. Every man’s got his own honor and ethics, and so long as he sticks to ’em, who’s anybody else to point the finger? You may not like his ethics, but you've no right to call him unethical.”
    Alfred Bester
  • You are only three or four hours from taking your glasses off for keeps.
    L. Ron Hubbard

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