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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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All of the services provided by Anchor Staying Put aim to help older and vulnerable people to remain in their own homes in comfort and security for as long as possible.
Staying Put Kirklees agency manager, Cheryl Armstrong, said: "These events are a fantastic opportunity for older people in Denby Dale to get key information and practical assistance to keep the cold out this winter.
County councillor Izzi Seccombe, portfolio holder for children, young people and families, said: "Staying Put will provide vital support to young adults from a care background during a crucial time in their lives.
Eileen Lowery, from Gosforth, who used the register to have a bathroom fitted, said: "I had heard of the Trades Register, so I called Anchor Staying Put and explained to them what I needed doing.
The Dons gaffer's success in leading his side to a League Cup triumph and third in the Premiership, has not gone unnoticed elsewhere but on the back of Reds chairman Stewart Milne insisting his manager still had work to do, the gaffer revealed he was staying put.
Everyone who is staying put should cover their head and neck with their arms or a pillow until the shaking stops.
But the offer could depend on Bruce staying put at Wigan.
Local home improvement agency, Anchor Staying Put, says grants of up to pounds 4,000 are available to improve the safety and warmth of homes.
North Tyneside Council has developed the Garden Care Scheme in partnership with Anchor Staying Put, part of the Anchor Trust.
The company, which has been the One Stop's flagship supermarket since it opened 15 years ago, confirmed it is staying put.
New businesses are starting up and more small companies are "staying put" as long as they can, and then expanding.
Chris Forrester has one year left on his Saints contract and is staying put. Ger O'Brien has already re-signed for 2013 while Jake Carroll still has a year to run on his deal.
The Anchor Staying Put charity works with older people to arrange for building and maintenance work to be carried out, so they can live safely and comfortably in their homes.
Middlesbrough Staying Put Agency offers people advice and assistance with essential repairs and adaptations in their homes.
But delighted staff - along with other workers in Granada's Manchester HQ - were yesterday told they were staying put.