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Figure of speech, meaning, 'Don't lose hope.' Or 'Keep hope alive.' -Not losing hope
How are things with you these days?
'Keeping the candle lit, thanks.'

Fishermens' wives would keep a candle burning in the window, to guide their husbands back from deep-sea fishing trips.
by shoutpost August 14, 2011
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