steady company

steady company
   a person with whom you have regular extramarital sexual relationship
   Usually in the phrase keep steady company (with):
    We've been keeping steady company for the past five years now. (McBain, 1981, writing about a man and his mistress)
   See also company1 and keep company with.

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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