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be here to stay

To be permanent or firmly established; to be a normal part of everyday life, especially after once being considered abnormal or unusual. A lot of people see the ubiquity of the Internet as the death of face-to-face communication, but at this point it is very much here to stay.
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here to stay

Permanent or established, as in I'm afraid the uncertainty about energy costs is here to stay. [First half of 1900s]
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

be here to ˈstay

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have come to ˈstay

be accepted or used by most people and therefore a permanent part of our lives: It looks as if televised trials are here to stay. OPPOSITE: here today, gone tomorrow
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