- 1[uncountable] food, clothes, and all the other things that a person needs to live; the cost of these things It's about time you got a job to earn your keep.
- 2[countable] a large strong tower, built as part of an old castle Idioms
- 1to do useful or helpful things in return for being allowed to live or stay somewhere
- 2to be worth the amount of time or money that is being spent He felt he no longer deserved such a high salary. He just wasn't earning his keep.
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forever Is it yours for keeps or does he want it back?
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