the status quo

the status quo

the situation as it is at present, without any changes The army, having maintained the status quo for so long, is embarking on a series of reforms.
See also: quo, status
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He listed one reason as the attempt by Israel to change the status quo in Al Aqsa mosque which has been in place since 1875, and called on Netanyahu to commit to this status quo.
Conservatism" is here understood as the political doctrine that the status quo enjoys pride of place and that policies and procedures that involve substantial change from the accepted ways are to be met with skepticism and mistrust.
At a joint press conference with the US secretary of state, he added that the King briefed Kerry on Jordan's position that calls for preserving the status quo in Jerusalem and respecting the Hashemite custodianship of the holy sites in line with the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel.
March 2014 sees the Status Quo Live In Concert tickets go on sale - and also the final live dates from the Frantic Four line-up of the band.
It was a sentiment echoed by the award-winning Village Bakery who are sponsoring the Status Quo concert.
A decision trap that's often discussed is the status quo trap.
In a by gone decade In old Nuneaton of yesterday The status quo was kept By the elite And at each day break Heavy booted feet of miners Faces tinged blue passed by Along with men whose wheezing Gave witness To lung deflating brickyard dust Hard working Nuneaton men Toiling with pick axe spade and spanner To keep the Lord in his manor But there was one consolation Their efforts laid Food and respect on the table Nuneaton of yesterday meets today Retaining the status quo A working force without jobs can only know It is no longer able to lay Either food or respect on the table.
I just have a feeling that we're going to be living with the status quo for 2011 .
This is what Israel wants -- the status quo," Rashid Al Khalidi, a professor of Arab studies at Columbia University, said.
Admission to the track on June 4 will be EUR30, which includes the racing and the Status Quo concert.
The status quo imposed after the Turkish invasion has proved to be as good as gold.
Hence, in all three groups, the budget set is shifted upward for the day, but in Group 1, the status quo reference point remains the same as it was before the experiment (and let us suppose that on average they choose equal amounts of wine and candy), in Group 2, the status quo reference point shifts the indifference curves toward preferring candy so that subjects will tend to keep the candy, while in Group 3, the status quo reference point shifts the indifference curves toward preferring wine so that subjects will tend to keep the wine or more of the wine than subjects in Groups 1 and 2.
He knows that, at this point, tossing out the status quo is the only chance for meaningful improvement in a district headed for disaster.
In effect, in mature organizations "the system" becomes a formalized body of rules and regulations implemented to thwart change and protect the status quo.
But the majority of our unions, by their nature, exist to serve the needs of adults rather than those of students, and ultimately work to maintain the status quo of collective bargaining agreements that all too often serve as barriers to innovation, efficiency, and common sense.