stay out of (something)


: to avoid going into (a place)
I told her to stay out of my room.
: to avoid becoming involved in (something)
Please try to stay out of trouble.
This is not your business, so stay out of it.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This allows the attack helicopter to not only stay out of range of enemy short-range missiles, but also collect intelligence on enemy positions. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, 26 May 2023 Holmes' appeal comes one week after Davila rejected her bid to stay out of prison while it is being heard. Rob Wile, NBC News, 19 Apr. 2023 Shiv, the youngest, tried to stay out of the business and strike out on her own in politics, notably working for Senator Gil Eavis, Succession's version of Bernie Sanders. Milan Polk, Men's Health, 17 Apr. 2023 Arte Moreno is indicted by the feds, is forced to liquidate the Angels to stay out of prison, and as a result Shohei goes to the Dodgers. Daniel Kohn, SPIN, 29 Mar. 2023 Aside from accompanying her husband on the red carpet, Knief tends to stay out of the limelight. Terri Robertson, Country Living, 24 Mar. 2023 And contrary to Department of Corrections propaganda, working for ACI doesn’t help prisoners stay out of prison. Michael Braga, The Arizona Republic, 22 Mar. 2023 Many urged him to stay out of politics and stick to soccer, while others championed him as the moral conscience of the people. Adela Suliman, Washington Post, 11 Mar. 2023 Bona has to stay out of foul trouble because his absence means the Bruins are essentially going four-on-five on offense with one of the backup bigs. Los Angeles Times, 1 Mar. 2023 See More

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“Stay out of (something).” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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