keep tab on

keep tab on or keep tabs on  {v. phr.},  {informal}
1. To keep a record of.
The government tries to keep tabs on all the animals in the park.
2. To keep a watch on; check.
The house mother kept tabs on the girls to be sure they were clean and neat.
Compare: KEEP TRACK OF.
Categories: {informal} {v. phr.}

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