keep company with

idiomatic phrase

Definition of keep company with

: to spend time with (someone) He keeps company with the rich and famous. " … But if you keep company with a disloyal man, we might think that you were disloyal, too. See?"— Arthur Conan Doyle (old-fashioned) She's been keeping company with a young man. = A young man has been keeping company with her. [=They have been spending time together in a way that shows romantic interest.] [Charlie] Chaplin continued making great movies, but the original innocence began to wane. Once he started keeping company with the likes of Albert Einstein and George Bernard Shaw, he wanted to make masterpieces, at times spending weeks on filming a single shot.The Associated Press sometimes used figuratively In her garden, roses keep company with lilies.

First Known Use of keep company with

1502, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of keep company with was in 1502

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“Keep company with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/keep%20company%20with. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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