Company they keep - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
the company (one) keeps (redirected from company they keep)
the company (one) keeps
The people with whom one associates or spends time. It's hard as a parent to monitor the company your child keeps without being too controlling of their lives. You can tell a lot about a person by looking at the company they keep.
the ˈcompany somebody keeps the people with whom somebody spends time: People disapprove of the company he keeps.
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You can tell a lot about people by the company they keep
Like people, firms are judged in part by the company they keep