Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

stay put

stay put
1) remain in the same place, stay where you are
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    • don't move, just stay put
  • Analysis
     To 'stay put' means to remain or not to move. You can 'stay put' in the same job for many years, or you might tell someone to 'stay put' and don't move while you turn the alarm off in a building. This is a useful expression to tell someone not to move for a moment.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. Don't panic. Just stay put and I'll come to get you.
    2. All my friends left the country, but I stayed put and now I regret it.
    3. He's always going out at the weekends and leaving me at home. Well, I'm not staying put anymore.
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. Unless you bring my salary into line with industry standards I can't see any reason to stay put in this company.
    2. If you stay put in this room, tea and coffee will be served after the presentation.
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