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the company sb keeps

the influence of the people that someone spends time with: "Where does he pick up words like that?" "It's the company he keeps." He's been keeping bad company (= spending time with unsuitable people).
Translations of “the company sb keeps”
in Chinese (Traditional) (某人)所交往的人,與(某人)為伍的人…
in Chinese (Simplified) (某人)所交往的人,与(某人)为伍的人…
(Definition of the company sb keeps from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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