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stay behind

To remain in some location from which one or more other people have departed. We'll need someone to stay behind to give Jeff and Tina their keys to the lodge. The rest of the group decided to go on a hike, but I stayed behind to read my book by the lake.
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stay behind

[for someone] to remain in a place when others have left. I will stay behind and tell the late arrivers where you have gone. Fred always stayed behind to clean up.
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stay behind

v.
To remain in a place that others have left: I stayed behind because I had too much work to do.
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When Slovenian referee Damir Skomina blew the final whistle during the Japan v Colombia game, everybody (including me) was impressed to see the Japanese fans staying behind, not just to celebrate along with their footballing heroes for their first ever World Cup win on European soil, but to clean up the rubbish they had made during the game.
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ASHLEY Young has thanked his Villa colleagues for staying behind after training to help him try to rediscover the secret of his setpiece specials.
Followers of bigger clubs who specialise in leaving rows of up-turned seats when things aren't going their way should study videos of a near-full Hawthorns staying behind last Sunday to applaud their team despite relegation.
Billy Gatens, from St James' social committee, said: "Almost 300 people attended a very lively Holy Mass that evening, and it was fantastic to see so many of the guests and congregation staying behind to enjoy the festivities, refreshments, drinks and live entertainment".
I would change these rules that I mentioned earlier--the serving rule, staying behind the end line, and maybe adjusting the 3-meter line to maybe 4 or 5-meters for back-row attack.
"Of course, that puts the burden on the adjusters that are staying behind."
Staying behind the ball through impact ensures a solid upswing hit.
Already 250,000 have registered to march and another 50,000 will be "marching in spirit" - staying behind in the countryside to mind property and livestock, said organisers Countryside Alliance.
I WOULD like to applaud the Manchester Utd football club fans for showing just what good sports they are for staying behind after the final whistle of their most recent game with the Gunners.
Yesterday the man who sat next to him said Mr Andrews wouldn't swim, but insisted on staying behind to help passengers off the plane.
Staying behind closed doors and saying the problem is with the guy down the street is not the way to go."
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One of their friends cheated death by staying behind at their hotel.