ability or strength to last or endure; endurance; stamina.
The ability to endure or last, as in I’m not sure that this young novelist will have staying power, or Our candidate definitely has staying power. This expression comes from racing, where it means “the strength to maintain speed through a race.” [ Second half of 1800s ]
- Stay-in strike
[stey-in] /ˈsteɪˌɪn/ noun, British. 1. sit-down strike.
noun, plural Staymans. 1. a variety of apple grown chiefly in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. noun 1. (in contract bridge) a conventional response in clubs to a partner’s opening no-trump bid, as a request for the partner to show any four-card major
- Stay out of the kitchen
stay out of the kitchen
- Stay over
Remain overnight, as in We hadn’t planned to stay over but the bad weather changed our plans. [ Late 1800s ]