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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If you can be defined by the company you keep, I can think of no greater honor then to sit at the same table with a board of this caliber, coupled with this powerful and strong investor commitment.
In the business world you are known by the company you keep, and the partnership with the Mid-South's leading financial institution is a winning combination for our fans and First Tennessee customers," said Grizzlies president of business operations Andy Dolich.