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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!

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  • 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)
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