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 Keep Body and Soul Together (To).Keep Good Hours (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Keep Company with (To).
To associate with someone of another sex with a view of marriage. The phrase is almost confined to household servants and persons of a similar status.   1

 Keep Body and Soul Together (To).Keep Good Hours (To). 

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