at bay

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Definition of at bay

: in the position of being unable to move closer while attacking or trying to approach someone used with keep or holdThe soldiers kept the attackers at bay. often used figurativelyThe doctors have been able to keep her illness at bay for several months.

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“At bay.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/at%20bay. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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