carry on with
   to have an extramarital sexual relationship with
   The 19th-century use implied no more than companionship or courtship:
    I carry on with him now and he likes me very much. (Mayhew, 1862)
   In modern use, of either sex, the relationship is explicit and often censurable:
    ... administered a public wigging to Princess Margaret when she was carrying on with that nancy-boy pop singer. {Private Eye, April 1981)

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