good company & in good company
Company has two definitions: 1. a business and 2. being with a person or people. ‘He is good company’ means ‘He is a fun, pleasant person to be around.’ You can use this when you have dinner with someone. For example, ‘What a great night. Lovely food, nice wine, good company. Thanks.’ We also use the expression *in* good company. ‘In good company’ means ‘Many other good, clever people think or do the same thing as you’. For example, if you say, ‘I feel shy about speaking in public’, I could reply, ‘Well, you’re in good company. Even Gandhi had panic attacks about public speaking.’
A: Oh! It’s midnight! Sorry for keeping you so long.
B: Not at all. I’m enjoying your company.
A: I know you’ll think I’m crazy, but I believe in ghosts.
B: Yeah, I don’t believe in them. But you’re in good company; lots of people do.
What kind of people do you think are good company?