stay to (something)

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stay to (something)

To remain in some location in order to have a meal (with someone). A: "Would you like to stay to dinner, Jeff?" B: "Sure! I'll have to ask my parents first, though." A: "Thank you for letting me sleep here last night. I'd better get going." B: "Won't you stay for breakfast before leaving?"
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stay to something

to remain in a place for something, such as dinner. I hope you will stay to dinner. I stayed to lunch because they were having fried shrimp.
See also: stay, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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References in classic literature ?
Mortimer had stayed to dinner, and he and the baronet played ecarte afterwards.
The Daily Post and Mercury reported that the weather was "decidedly bad" but the day had been a great success, that many stayed to dinner and that it was hoped that other clubs would hold similar golf days..