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stay in

To remain in one's home, especially as an alternative to some social activity outside the house. My friends love hitting the bars on the weekend, but I'm so tired by the time Friday rolls around that I usually prefer to just stay in with a good book.
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stay in (something)

to remain inside a place or thing; to stay indoors. Please stay in the house. It's too cold to go outside. You should stay in when it's this cold.
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stay in

v.
To remain at home and refrain from taking part in social activities: I stayed in last night and rented a movie.
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The women - who have between eight and 13 years' experience at the department - at one time were making $75,000 or more, including overtime, and Gage said that the case forces them to either stay in an uncomfortable work environment in the Glendale police department or move to another industry that would likely not pay as well.
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