American Idioms – Idiom Wizard Lists Over 5,500 Idioms & Slang Descriptions

Keep up appearances


Appearance of success. Act as though everything is normal, even if it is not. (Compare to Keep up with the Joneses.)

“Even though we are  divorcing, we keep up appearances in public so no one else suspects.”



Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Idiom Wizard logo

This website uses cookies. If you continue browsing you accept our use of cookies and agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We do NOT share your information with anyone else. A Subscriber will continue to receive our messages until  you opt out.