keep body and soul together
Stay alive, support life, as in He earns barely enough to keep body and soul together. This expression alludes to the belief that the soul gives life to the body, which therefore cannot survive without it. Today it most often is applied to earning a living. [Early 1700s]
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And not just sick in the body but in your mind, because you start obsessing.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
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Education controls the transmission of values and molds the spirit before dominating the soul.Houellebecq’s Incendiary Novel Imagines France With a Muslim President|Pierre Assouline|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As soon as this attack [happened], Paris citizens came together to show were are not afraid, we are Charlie Hebdo.
The Duchess had also a tent for their sick men; so that we had a small town of our own here, and every body employed.
Squinty could look out, but the slats were as close together as those in a chicken coop, and the little pig could not get out.Squinty the Comical Pig|Richard Barnum
And that was that if he and his wife were to ever live together again and be happy, the family were to be kept out of it.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
On the upper part of the stem the whorls are very close together, but they are more widely separated at the lower portion.How to Know the Ferns|S. Leonard Bastin
Adequate conception of the extent, the variety, the excellence of the works of Art here heaped together is impossible.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley