stay on

phrasal verb
stayed on; staying on; stays on

Definition of stay on

1 : to continue to work at a job She thought about retiring, but she finally decided to stay on for a few more years. After she graduated, she stayed on at the college, working in the alumnae office.
2 : to continue taking (a medication, drug, etc.) I have to stay on the antibiotics for a full two weeks.

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“Stay on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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