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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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Designate a sober driver, call a taxi or just stay put until you can drive safely.
Flanker Cornell du Preez and hooker Neil Cochrane will stick with the Gunners for two more seasons and both players insisted coach Alan Solomons had been a key factor in their decisions to stay put.
They should then stay put and not try to transfer during the shaking.
It is using clauses in the Landlords and Tenants Act, which protects people from eviction, as well as the Telecommunications Act, to stay put.
And if prices do stay put for a while--as Michonski believes they are starting to do--the outcome is likely to be positive.
Sheriff's officials agreed with a Kern County grand jury assessment, released in February, that it would be more cost-effective to stay put.
The team then decided that NEAR should stay put, so that the craft's gamma-ray spectrometer could gather precise data about the asteroid's composition.
From the viewer's perspective, the ever-changing physicality of Rhoades's art, be it a structure that won't stay put or framed works that display a different image every few seconds, leads the way to virtual visual environments that exist as fields of activity rather than static objects positioned within fixed interiors.