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keep house

To maintain one's household, especially with 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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keep house

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.
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keep house

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]
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keep ˈhouse

cook, 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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