Meaning of “keep body and soul together” in the English Dictionary

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"keep body and soul together" in British English

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keep body and soul together

C2 to be able to pay for your food, clothing, and somewhere to live:

His wages are barely enough to keep body and soul together.

(Definition of “keep body and soul together” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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