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housekeeping

noun
     
house‧keep‧ing [uncountable]
1 the work and organization of things that need to be done in a house, hotel etc, for example cooking and buying food:
the company in charge of the catering and housekeeping at the college
2 British English also housekeeping money an amount of money that is kept and used to pay for food and other things needed in the home
3 jobs that need to be done to keep a system working properly

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