keep bad company

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keep bad company

To associate with unsavory people. You are keeping some bad company these days, Bill, and if you get arrested, I am not bailing you out! Sure, my mom thinks that I've started keeping bad company, but my new friends are just so much fun!
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get into/keep bad ˈcompany

be friends with people that others disapprove of: I’m worried about Joe — I think he’s getting into bad company.
See also: bad, company, get, keep
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He's into drugs and keeps bad company - his two friends are really nasty.