stay the course


: to continue with a process, effort, etc., even though it is difficult
We'll succeed in the end if we just stay the course.

Examples of stay the course in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Yet a handful of nonprofit programs in the Central Valley are successfully expanding EV access and offering car-sharing opportunities in lower-income communities with a goal to stay the course long term. Ari Plachta, Sacramento Bee, 7 Mar. 2024 On Monday, the executive board of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus sent a letter to CEOs of Fortune 100 companies, inquiring about efforts to improve Asian American diversity and encouraging them to stay the course amid growing attacks on DEI. Taylor Telford, Washington Post, 18 Feb. 2024 Incumbents, who say the district should stay the course in order to improve, hope to ward off the competition by campaigning as a slate, as conservative candidates have for the past few elections. Sarah Ritter, Kansas City Star, 22 Mar. 2024 For now, most expect the generals to stay the course and back the government led by Mr. Sharif’s party, hoping the uproar subsides. Christina Goldbaum, New York Times, 21 Feb. 2024 She nevertheless has been incessantly questioned about her intent to stay the course. Dylan Wells and Mariana Alfaro The Washington Post,, 21 Feb. 2024 Meanwhile, Drescher is working to hold the actors guild together and convince members to stay the course. Ethan Shanfeld, Variety, 20 Oct. 2023 The descendants of the legendary company founder as well as the family of brother Roy Disney have released a pair of letters to shareholders, encouraging them to stay the course and ignore the demands of Peltz and Trian Fund Management at the April annual meeting. Chris Morris, Fortune, 1 Mar. 2024 Looking Ahead: Berkshire Hathaway's Future Plans Looking ahead, Berkshire Hathaway plans to stay the course, focusing on its core businesses and continuing its long-term investment strategy. Garth Friesen, Forbes, 25 Feb. 2024

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“Stay the course.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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