even keel

 Balanced, steady.
 ► “Dunkin’ Donuts was founded by Rosenberg’s father, and the younger Rosenberg spent his summer vacations as a boy working in the business. Bob Rosenberg earns respect through his soft-spoken, even-keel manner, which is the center of his ability to help others grow.” (Nation’s Restaurant News, Nov. 1995, p. 177)

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • On an even keel — Keel Keel, n. [Cf. AS. ce[ o]l ship; akin to D. & G. kiel keel, OHG. chiol ship, Icel. kj[=o]ll, and perh. to Gr. gay^los a round built Ph[oe]nician merchant vessel, gaylo s bucket; cf. Skr. g[=o]la ball, round water vessel. But the meaning of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On even keel — Keel Keel, n. [Cf. AS. ce[ o]l ship; akin to D. & G. kiel keel, OHG. chiol ship, Icel. kj[=o]ll, and perh. to Gr. gay^los a round built Ph[oe]nician merchant vessel, gaylo s bucket; cf. Skr. g[=o]la ball, round water vessel. But the meaning of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On even keel — Even E ven, a. [AS. efen. efn; akin to OS. eban, D. even, OHG. eban, G. efen, Icel. jafn, Dan. jevn, Sw. j[ a]mn, Goth. ibns. Cf. {Anent}, {Ebb}.] 1. Level, smooth, or equal in surface; not rough; free from irregularities; hence uniform in rate… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on an even keel — phrasal see on even keel * * * on an even keel see under ↑keel1 • • • Main Entry: ↑even on an even keel 1. Balanced, not tilting to one side or the other (often figurative) 2. (of eg business affairs) running smoothly, settled or well organized …   Useful english dictionary

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