stay out of sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “stay out of sth” in the English Dictionary

"stay out of sth" in British English

See all translations

stay out of sth

phrasal verb with stay uk   us   /steɪ/ verb
C2 to not ​becomeinvolved in an ​argument or ​discussion: It's ​better to ​stay out of ​theirarguments. You don't ​know anything about this, so just ​stay out of it!

expend iconexpend iconMore examples

  • It's really for ​Mark and Julia to ​sort out between them - I'd ​stay out of it if I were you.
  • I have two ​colleagues who are often ​arguing and I just ​try to ​stay out of it.
  • When my ​mum and ​dadargue I ​try to ​stay out of it.
  • He ​hates it when they ​fight - he always ​tries to ​stay out of it.
  • This has got nothing to do with you - just ​stay out of it!
(Definition of stay out of sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of stay out of sth?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day


a musical instrument, especially one made from a skin stretched over the end of a hollow tube or bowl, played by hitting with the hand or a stick

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More