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To maintain one's household, especially by performing housework such as cleaning, etc. It's hard to keep house to the same standards that you used to before you had kids.
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to manage a household. I hate to keep house. I'd rather live in a tent than keep house. My grandmother kept house for nearly sixty years.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
Manage a household, especially do the housework. For example, It's difficult to find time to keep house when you work full-time. [c. 1600]
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
keep ˈhousecook, clean and do all the other jobs around the house: She had given up her career to devote herself to the task of keeping house and raising a family.
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