don't get up

(Please) don't get up.

Please, there is no need to rise to greet me or in deference to me. Mary approached the table to speak to Bill. Bill started to push his chair back as if to rise. Mary said, "Don't getup. I just want to say hello." Tom (rising): Hello, Fred. Good to see you. Fred (standing): Don't get up. How are you?
See also: get, up