To keep house
Related to To keep house: go all round the houses
|to maintain an independent domestic establishment.|
|To occupy a separate house or establishment, as with one's family, as distinguished from boarding; to manage domestic affairs.|
|(Eng. Bankrupt Law)||To seclude one's self in one's house in order to evade the demands of creditors.|
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.