keep company


keep company
{v. phr.} 1. To stay or go along with (someone) so that he will not be lonely to visit with (someone). * /John kept Andy company while his parents went to the movies./ * /I'll go shopping with you just to keep you company./ 2. To go places together as a couple; date just one person. * /After keeping company for one year, Mary and John decided to marry./ * /Who is Bill keeping company with now?/ Compare: GO STEADY.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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