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stick around

To remain or linger in one location; to not leave or abandon (someone or something). Hey, stick around for a minute, I need to talk to you. We stuck around after the concert to see if we could get backstage. Everyone thought the manager would have moved on to something else years ago, but he's still sticking around.
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stick around

[for a person] to remain in a place. The kids stuck around for a time after the party was over. Oh, Ann. Please stick around for a while. I want to talk to you later.
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stick around

Remain, linger, as in I hope you'll stick around till the end. This idiom uses stick in the sense of "stay." [Colloquial; early 1900s]
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stick around

v.
To remain or linger in some place: I stuck around the lobby while my friend used a pay phone. We stuck around after the show to meet the band. They stuck around in the apartment until the delivery person arrived.
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stick around

in. to remain nearby. I think if you’ll stick around, you’ll get a seat sooner or later.
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EMMERDALE (7pm ITV) DESPITE being about as welcome as Foot And Mouth, Ross-the-carjacker will be sticking around a while longer - just long enough to rob the farm and pay off the debt he owes to his criminal overlord.
During the 1980s, it was run under various titles - Kennedy Construction, Still Fork Trucks, Glen International and A F Budge - until Tripleprint stepped in for the 1992 running, sticking around for 11 years through winners like Dublin Flyer, Senor El Betrutti and Fondmort.
EL SEGUNDO -- The one thing Shammond Williams wasn't going to do was stick around the NBA just for the sake of sticking around.
But Wainstein may not be sticking around long to pursue the investigation: He was recently nominated for a top position in the Justice Department and looks likely to spurn his shot at glory for a chance to work next to Al Gonzales.
And although Provost Lee Huntsman was asked to step in as interim president, it was unclear up until this fall whether he would be sticking around.
Beagles & Ramsay's evacuated tropes might therefore be read as filibustering: Delivering neither a slick, brainy critique nor a dumbly celebratory endorsement, their hollow men survive simply by sticking around (a Baudrillardian tactic, though the artists would probably hate the suggestion).
And, if interest in two 2002 forensic science educational conferences is any indication, forensics will be sticking around in schools for some time.
With a built-in market already existing, it looks like guayule has a chance of sticking around this time.
And that windfall comes on top of the ``step'' pay increases that these workers get periodically just for sticking around.
PALMDALE - Rain showers are likely today in the Antelope Valley with a chance of showers sticking around through Monday, the National Weather Service said.
Then again, if anything approaches in the ocean with a firm dorsal fin, we're not sticking around long enough to verify its breed.