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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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