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mainstay

noun

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something or someone to which one looks for support
  • Mom has been our mainstay in this crisis

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The first known use of mainstay was in the 15th century

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“Mainstay.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/mainstay. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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