Was looking after the upkeep of the road, he declared.
Can’t say I saw any road or any upkeep, unless the body of a middle-aged negro, with a bullet-hole in the forehead, upon which I absolutely stumbled three miles farther on, may be considered as a permanent improvement.
There are no more uses of "upkeep" in the book.
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Just basic upkeep.
Gillian Flynn -- Gone Girl
"Courtesans go through the same experience: they’re taken in at a young age, and are bound to their brothels until they can earn back every coin that went into their training, upkeep, and wardrobe."