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stay behind

[for someone] to remain in a place when others have left. I will stay behind and tell the late arrivers where you have gone. Fred always stayed behind to clean up.
See also: behind, stay

stay behind

v.
To remain in a place that others have left: I stayed behind because I had too much work to do.
See also: behind, stay
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Today's proposed rule would still force drivers to stay behind the wheel for 11 hours.
Carr will now stay behind bars until mid-May, if she were to serve half her sentence, and be released on licence.
Although Noah's father insists that the cat stay behind while they prospect for gold in Klondike, Alaska, Noah sneaks Shadow into his bag anyway.
The Peer Support Scheme will help new arrivals come to terms with a stay behind bars.
I beg the government to allow me to stay behind and feed my baby.
The majority of its readers wanted the two young men to stay behind bars.
A phone conversation with Oblong, who won't disclose his age, reveals one thing: His funny stories meld a dark sense of humor, a perpetual smirk, and the embarrassment of a guy on a press junket who just wants to stay behind the scenes and (flaw cartoons.
The Sky Blues boss says that the battle against relegation ruled out any exotic trips, and ordered the team to stay behind and work flat out with new coach Roland Nilsson.
But if you are one of those who has to stay behind to mind the shop, you won't lose out, thanks to the herculean efforts of our editors to sort and analyze and digest the contents of 2000 exhibits into a manageable summary of what's important and newsworthy.
A contemporary author reminds us that "the past won't stay behind you.
Only practice and time will give the coach and players the best idea of who should stay behind and who should run in this situation.
Insiders revealed yesterday Mel wanted to stay behind the cameras to direct the project, with Tom starring.
Suicide draws a sharp line between the one who goes beyond and those who stay behind.
Plates and stemware, at the opposite end, stay behind doors that open to both dining and living areas.
They're always willing to stay behind after training so we thank them.