keep (one's) chair

keep (one's) chair

obsolete To remain seated (in one's chair). The ship pitched back and forth so violently in the storm that it was impossible to keep one's chair. I have asked the audience to keep their chairs until the very end of the performance.
See also: chair, keep

keep one's chair

 and keep one's seat
Fig. to stay seated; to remain in one's chair or place. That's all right. Keep your chair. I'll find my own way out. Please keep your seats until after the question-and-answer period.
See also: chair, keep
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