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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Keep Body and Soul Together (To).
 
To struggle to maintain life; to continue life. Thus we say, “It is as much as I can do to keep body and soul together;” and “To keep body and soul together” we did so and so.   1
 


 Keep at Arm’s Length (To).Keep Company with (To). 

 
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