stay put


: to not move or go anywhere
Stay put until I get back.

Examples of stay put in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And yet, hundreds of migrants say they were told to stay put in them, or risk deportation. Jasmine Garsd, NPR, 24 June 2024 The city would have given $65 million to lure a tennis tournament from Cincinnati, but the tournament decided to stay put. Staff Reports, Charlotte Observer, 3 June 2024 The new water board letter said no more extensions will be granted, but said a different pathway for the camp to stay put was possible. Theresa Clift, Sacramento Bee, 30 May 2024 With more renters forced to stay put, there’s greater demand for, and lower vacancy at, many rental properties. Don Lee, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for stay put 

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“Stay put.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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