the company (one) keeps

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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.
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the ˈcompany somebody keeps

the people with whom somebody spends time: People disapprove of the company he keeps.
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Short-term profits needn't be the sole indication of business health, as the co-founder of a thirty-year-old, employee-owned design company on Martha's Vineyard demonstrates in The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business For People, Community, And Place.
In The Company We Keep: Reinventing Small Business for People, Community and Place (Chelsea Green Publishing, $27.50), Abrams walks his readers through his experiences in forging South Mountain Company, a small residential building and design firm on Martha's Vineyard.
If another measure of achievement is the company we keep, Scissor Sisters are golden.
I know Chicago is supposed to be overjoyed at the "homecoming" (how so?) of a company we keep on being told is world-class.