stay with

Idioms & Phrases

stay with

  1. Remain in one's mind or memory, as in That song has stayed with me all these years. [Late 1500s]

  2. Keep up with; also, concentrate on, continue with. For example, The runner from Kenya stayed with Mark almost to the finish line, or She has an amazing talent for staying with a problem. [Late 1800s] Also see stick with.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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