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Status Quo

The phrase "Status quo" means the 'existing state of affairs'. It is the short form of the Latin phrase "in statu quo" .

Example in use: "Jenna wanted to proceed with the next step, but then she decided it would be better to keep the status quo."

Interesting fact about Status Quo

Politicians like to mention a status quo. At times they have a vague strategy, referring to the status quo rather than confirming their position on the spoken matter.