the status quo

the status quo

The condition or state of affairs as it already exists or operates. Despite their myriad promises, politicians are inevitably more interested in maintaining the status quo, which is more profitable for them and their corporate buddies.
See also: quo, status

status quo

The existing condition or state of affairs, as in We don't want to admit more singers to the chorus; we like the status quo. This term, Latin for "state in which," has been used in English since the early 1800s.
See also: quo, status

the status ˈquo

(from Latin) the situation as it is now, or as it was before a recent change: The conservatives are keen to maintain the status quo.
See also: quo, status
References in classic literature ?
The cycle ends in a condition of quiescence, or of such action as tends only to preserve the status quo. The state of affairs in which this condition of quiescence is achieved is called the "purpose" of the cycle, and the initial mental occurrence involving discomfort is called a "desire" for the state of affairs that brings quiescence.
The decision to keep the status quo in the Senate was reached in a caucus of the majority bloc on Monday and during a meeting with presumptive senators over the weekend.
along with China and Taiwan have no other option than to support the status quo in the region moving forward, reports UDN.
"A Status Quo Ante Order is issued, effective immediately and continuing until further orders from this Court, ordering You (Comelec), parties, your agents, representatives, or persons acting in your place or stead to maintain the status quo prevailing before the issuance of Comelec En Banc Minute Resolution No.
Palestinians, he said, "can no longer bear or exist with the status quo." Yet the PA is doing its utmost to maintain adherence to an approach that has only yielded further fragmentation of Palestine and Palestinians.
So, as an innovator, it is vital to constantly study to understand the status quo. Ignore the status quo at your own risk.
JERUSALEM, Thursday, March 21, 2019 (WAFA) -- After meeting with members of the Islamic Waqf Council in Jerusalem today for a briefing about recent developments at Al-Aqsa Mosque (Al-Haram al-Sharif) compound, European Union (EU) Heads of Mission in Jerusalem and Ramallah called for upholding the status quo at the holy site.
'Pashinyan is going to just try to hold on to the status quo and this is probably not to the liking of Azerbaijan.
By being able to move continuously from the status quo contract to the development agreement, Companies can change sim cards / modems on units of measurement as needed technologically necessary and / or practical and budget fit.
Meanwhile, some industrialists including Qasim Butt approached the civil court for grant of a status quo and on their petition judge Humaira Muzafar issued the status quo order.
The commission's secretary general Hanna Issa said that Israel must maintain the status quo of the holy city of Jerusalem based on "The Ottoman decree, known as Status Quo" and Jordanian custodianship of Jerusalem holy sites .
The standoff was started when the Chinese side tried to alter the status quo by building a road in the area in violation of its understandings with both the countries.
KARACHI -- Renowned Town Planner and architect Arif Hasan said on Wednesday that Karachi's population could have been shown to be less deliberately in order to benefit the status quo.
We found little support for the first hypothesis as resident hunters and tourist outfitters ranked the status quo as the second least and least preferable option, respectively.
He listed one reason as the attempt by Israel to change the status quo in Al Aqsa mosque which has been in place since 1875, and called on Netanyahu to commit to this status quo.