keep body and soul together

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of keep body and soul together

: to have or get enough food and money to survive
  • She kept body and soul together by working two jobs.

Word by Word Definitions

keep play
  1. : to retain in one's possession or power

  2. : to refrain from granting, giving, or allowing

  3. : to have in control

  1. : the means or provisions by which one is kept

  2. : one that keeps or protects: such as

  3. : fortress, castle

body play
  1. : the main part of a plant or animal body especially as distinguished from limbs and head : trunk

  2. : the main, central, or principal part: such as

  3. : the nave of a church

  1. : to give form or shape to : embody

  2. : represent, symbolize

soul play
  1. : the immaterial essence, animating principle, or actuating cause of an individual life

  2. : the spiritual principle embodied in human beings, all rational and spiritual beings, or the universe

  3. : god

  1. : of, relating to, or characteristic of black Americans or their culture

  2. : designed for or controlled by blacks

together play
  1. : in or into one place, mass, collection, or group

  2. : in a body : as a group

  3. : in or into contact, connection, collision, or union

  1. : appropriately prepared, organized, or balanced

  2. : composed in mind or manner : self-possessed


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