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English definition of “keep body and soul together”

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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.
Translations of “keep body and soul together”
in Chinese (Traditional) 勉強維持生活…
in Chinese (Simplified) 勉强维持生活…
(Definition of keep body and soul together from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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