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stay put

To not move or leave; to remain in same location or position. I want you kids to stay put while I go into the store, OK? And you stayed put for all these years? I would have thought you'd find a different career by now.
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stay put

not to move; to stay where one is. We've decided to stay put and not to move to Florida. If the children just stay put, their parents will come for them soon.
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stay put

Remain in a fixed or established position, as in I can't get that trellis to stay put, or I'm coming, just stay put till I get there. [First half of 1800s]
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stay put

(of a person or object) remain somewhere without moving or being moved.
1994 Sunday Times Despite firm intentions to explore, campers tend to stay put, especially if there are lots of activities and a good pool.
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stay ˈput

(informal) stay where you are; not travel, escape, look for another job, etc: I’d like to move house, but my wife wants to stay put.
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stay put

To remain in a fixed or established position.
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They said that retaining the 'stay put' advice in the knowledge that cladding had failed fire safety tests would have put people at risk, which is why the guidance on evacuation has changed.
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The Fourth Circuit rejected this position and determined that the "stay put" provision only prohibits a school board from removing a student with a disability from a current placement during proceedings designed to resolve the services to which the child is entitled.
Everton and Middlesbrough have also made approaches, but Butt decided to stay put in the hope that a bigger club would come in for him - or his circumstances at Old Trafford change.
This was an established sociological pattern before government programs paid people to stay put in places businesses had long since fled.
Preliminary results of the road removal project are promising: In areas where roads have been decommissioned, hillsides are more likely to stay put.
The instructors drilled us again and again: "When there is an explosion, stay put! Wait to see what has happened.
Unlike nuclear families of decades past, even when they begin to prosper, they stay put. Having already spent the effort to bring to the country not only their spouses and children, but also parents and cousins as well, why would they leave?
I think the reason he likes slow motion so much - portions of Snow last eons - is obvious: he likes things to stay put, or as put as possible.
With all focus on remarkable most individual stay put An online widget also attempts to guess where couples met, by analysing their surnames - and the experts claim they get it right most of the time.
HIGH MOVING COSTS ARE FORCING HOME OWNERS TO STAY PUT AROUND one in eight home owners has stayed put in a property they wanted to leave for more than three years before finally making a move, a survey's found.
'HIGH MOVING COSTS' FORCE HOME OWNERS TO STAY PUT: Around one in eight home owners have stayed put in a property they wanted to leave for more than three years before finally making a move, a survey's found.
Does primer really help your make-up stay put for longer?