light housekeeping
noun Date: 1872 1. domestic work restricted to the less laborious duties 2. housekeeping in quarters with limited facilities for cooking

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  • light housekeeping — {n.}, {slang} An arrangement in which an unmarried couple live together. * /Are Joe and Sue married? Oh, no, it s just a case of light housekeeping./ See: SHACK UP WITH …   Dictionary of American idioms

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