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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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In spite of any potential regulatory changes to de-emphasize the role of waiver as part of "cooperation" or a necessity in satisfying auditors, is the "culture of waiver" here to stay?
Becker doubts a "culture of waiver" is here to stay, but calls it "a culture of high anxiety--as a result of high risk--for anyone who touches financial reporting.
The economy is on a roll as the stock market climbs and investors are starting to believe that what roared back to life this summer is here to stay.
As the theoretical, historical, and fictional texts collected here persuasively expose and argue, our profound fusion with technology - ontologically, politically, experientially, medically - is (a) not some obscure metaphor but really a fact of late-20th-century life; (b) here to stay anyway; (c) in and of itself nothing to jump out of our skins about; and (d) only as "bad" or "good" as we allow it to be - the latter formulation being The Cyborg Handbook's most important lesson.