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.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web But even proselytizers for eternal life need to keep body and soul together. Tad Friend, The New Yorker, 1 Aug. 2022 There are mute-button mishaps, security-camera shenanigans and a spiraling trip down the Instagram rabbit hole, as these characters try to keep body and soul together while their everyday worlds are going off the rails. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Oct. 2020

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“Keep body and soul together.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Jun. 2023.

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