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the status quo

The condition or state of affairs as it already exists or operates. Despite their myriad promises, politicians are inevitably more interested in maintaining the status quo, which is more profitable for them and their corporate buddies.
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status quo

The existing condition or state of affairs, as in We don't want to admit more singers to the chorus; we like the status quo. This term, Latin for "state in which," has been used in English since the early 1800s.
See also: quo, status
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.

the status ˈquo

(from Latin) the situation as it is now, or as it was before a recent change: The conservatives are keen to maintain the status quo.
See also: quo, status
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Brocade has announced that UAE based IT infrastructure and solutions provider Emitac Enterprise Solutions (EES), has been presented with its 'Partner Status Quo Breaker' award.
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Let's summarize the tale: the government stepped on the toes of the "global status quo," after which the global status quo pushed the button to bring the government and its leader down.