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

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"stay out of sth" in British English

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stay out of sth

phrasal verb with stay uk /steɪ/ us /steɪ/ verb

C2 to not become involved in an argument or discussion:

It's better to stay out of their arguments.
You don't know anything about this, so just stay out of it!

More 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 dad argue 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)