be here to stay

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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]
See also: here, stay, to
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


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
See also: here, stay, to
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