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stick around

To remain or linger in one location; to not leave or abandon (someone or something). Everyone thought the manager would have moved on to something else years ago, but he's still sticking around. I'm surprised you've stuck around—I expected you to run for the hills the minute the baby was born.
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stick around

[for a person] to remain in a place. The kids stuck around for a time after the party was over. Oh, Ann. Please stick around for a while. I want to talk to you later.
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stick around

Remain, linger, as in I hope you'll stick around till the end. This idiom uses stick in the sense of "stay." [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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stick around

v.
To remain or linger in some place: I stuck around the lobby while my friend used a pay phone. We stuck around after the show to meet the band. They stuck around in the apartment until the delivery person arrived.
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stick around

in. to remain nearby. I think if you’ll stick around, you’ll get a seat sooner or later.
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We just need to play mistake-free basketball if we want to stick around.
It'll be profitable to stick around and watch the show.
Next year hopefully I'll be able to stick around, either here or in Manchester (of the American Hockey League).
amp;uot;Having cool content is all well and good, but if it isn't presented in a smart and intuitive way, the user isn't going to stick around long enough to see what you have to offer.
It isn't clear how long Thompson will stick around.
The Cleveland-based company hopes to convince some 6,000 pizza makers expected at this year's event that its innovative, high-impact coupons will stick around longer than ordinary coupons which often get lost in paper drawers.
For now, manager Mike Scioscia said, McPherson will stick around, but the leash could be short.
Because they stick around so long, they just keep dropping rain.
And that means it will probably stick around for another 32 years.
But instead of taking his annual midseason getaway to Santa Maria, coach Chuck Lyon said he'll probably stick around to attend the USC-Cal game Saturday.
Tommy, who has felt an emptiness and is more than a little taken with Jean's elder sister, Fiona, decides to stick around.
I guess this means I'll have to stick around and try again in four years.