stay by

stay by (someone or something)

1. Literally, to remain near or next to someone or something. Make sure you stay by Mom while we're in the airport. We don't want you getting lost! Please stay by your vehicle until emergency services arrive. I've been staying by my phone all day in case the doctor calls with the test results.
2. To remain loyal to, committed to, or supportive of someone or something. I know you and Sarah haven't been getting along recently, but I think you should stay by her for the sake of the kids. I'm staying by my decision to sell the company.
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stay by someone or something

to remain close to someone or something. Please stay by me until we get through this crowd of rough-looking people. stay by the wall and move along slowly.
See also: by, stay
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The "1990-91 Length of Stay by DRG and Payment Source," series, based on data from the Commission on Professional and Hospital Activities (CPHA) database, shows that for uninsured patients, the average hospital stay for all DRGs was 4.2 days.
The data also shows a difference in average length of stay by region.
"Length of Stay by DRG and Payment Source" is available from Healthcare Knowledge Resources.
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Absent a granting of relief from the stay by the bankruptcy court, it generally continues unimpaired until the earliest of the closing or dismissal of the case, or the grant or denial of a discharge; see 11 USC Section 362(c)(2); Allison, 97 TC 544, 545 (1991); and Smith, 96 TC 10 (1991).
Despite Rule 9.310(b)'s wording suggesting a party may obtain a stay by a motion or bond, as Rule 9.310(b)(1) makes clear, a money judgment may be stayed only by posting a bond in the specified amount.
[sections] 59.13 provides for entry of a stay by the circuit court.
1998) (party forfeited its right to appeal when it paid the appellee pursuant to the circuit court's order to enforce a settlement, instead of paying the money into the registry of the court or obtaining a stay by posting a bond).
Thus, credit executives must be extremely careful not to violate the automatic stay by effecting contra accounts where credit balances or credits for allowances or reserves may exist.
In a study of critically ill patients in a large teaching hospital, illness attributable to nosocomial bacteremia increased intensive care unit stay by 8 days, hospital stay by 14 days, and the death rate by 35% (2).