to stay with (something)

Idiom Definition

"to stay with (something)"

to continue doing something although it is difficult or although other people have stopped doing it

Idiom Definition - to stay with it


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - to stay with it

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How are you doing learning the guitar?

Friend 2:  Not so well.  I've been practicing an hour a day and I'm not getting anywhere.  I'm thinking about quitting.

Friend 1:  Perseverance is the key.  Just keep trying and you will get better.

Friend 2:  I suppose you're right.  I'll stay with it.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - to stay with it

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I'm thinking about stopping the new advertising campaign we launched last week.

Colleague 2:  Why is that?

Colleague 1:  The numbers are just not looking good.

Colleague 2:  Sometimes it takes a little time for these new campaigns to start to become effective.

Colleague 1:  It couldn't hurt to stay with it for a couple more weeks.

to stay with (something) - Usage:


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to stay with (something) - Gerund Form:

Staying with the plan usually yields good results.

to stay with (something) - Examples:

1)  They also have the tenacity and patience to stay with that vision, even when fighting an uphill battle.

2)  It was a point of view he would stay with in years ahead.

3)  Don't get distracted. Stay with the simple stuff. 

4)  Perseverance turns dreams into reality. Stay with your passion. Let it inspire you through the hard work to come.

5)  To the CEO, if a product is not selling, you don't stay with it until the product destroys your business.

6)  In order to continue working, you must stay with your course of treatment so the disease will be well-managed.

7)  Morning exercisers tend to stay with their exercise habit.

8)  Speaking from my own experience, pumping is HARD and not all women can stay with it.

9)  You will find your way, it may be hard but you have to stay with it and make it happen because very rarely will it just happen.

10)  I guess I'll stay with being great at one thing and pretty good at the other things. 

11)  The payoff came from staying with what has become a familiar message, now in its fourth year.

12)  This is my opinion and I am staying with it.

13)  Around the age of 12 boys have to make some decision based on staying with the mother's value system or going with the male value system.

14)  It takes a lifetime dedication to achieve true fluency. However staying with language instruction from kindergarten and beyond is the first step.

15)  I can see myself staying with music in the future. My mother has suggested becoming a professional floutist.

16)  Obama stayed with his core campaign tenets right throughout the election campaign.

17)  Quine rejected modal notions including dispositions and stayed with the idea of empiricism as a methodology until the end.

18)  Not all the women in the study stayed with their assigned diets. 

19)  They learned a trade, found a job or bought a farm, and stayed with the same occupation for the rest of their lives.

20)  She stayed with me as I desperately hunted for my first post-college big-girl job.