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]
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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.