here to stay

Definition of here to stay

:likely to last or be present for a long time
  • She's convinced that her bad luck is here to stay.

Word by Word Definitions

here play
  1. : in or at this place

  2. : now

  3. : in an arbitrary location

  1. used for emphasis especially after a demonstrative pronoun or after a noun modified by a demonstrative adjective

  2. used for emphasis after a demonstrative adjective but before the noun modified

  1. : this place

stay play
  1. : a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast

  2. : guy:1

  1. : to secure upright with or as if with stays

  2. : to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays

  3. : to go about : tack

  1. : to stop going forward : pause

  2. : to stop doing something : cease

  3. : to continue in a place or condition : remain

  1. : the action of halting : the state of being stopped

  2. : a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order

  3. : self-control, moderation

  1. : one that serves as a prop : support

  2. : a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (such as a shirt collar)

  3. : a corset stiffened with bones

  1. : to provide physical or moral support for : sustain

  2. : to fix on something as a foundation


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