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Status Quo

[Latin, The existing state of things at any given date.] Status quo ante bellum means the state of things before the war. The status quo to be preserved by a preliminary injunction is the last actual, peaceable, uncontested status which preceded the pending controversy.

status quo

noun absence of change, conservation of the same situation, equilibrium, existing conditions, existtng state, maintenance of regularity, preservation of the same conditions, same conditions, stable state, static connition, things as they are
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In all Status Quo have had 11 different members and 64 British chart hits.
Coghlan left in 1981 and there was a major bust-up (only resolved two years ago) when Rossi reformed Quo without Lancaster after Live Aid in 1985.
Still, it is hard to stay mad with the Quo, and, for all their moments of Spinal Tap-esque stupidity, they make up for it with a blistering run through Down Down, followed by a triumphant Rockin' All Over the World.
One gripe - the CD omits Old Time Rock And Roll and, criminally, the encore of Quo classic Don't Waste My Time.
I don't think it can expel the Palestinians and I don't think it can tolerate the continuation of the status quo because ultimately the status quo is an apartheid status quo," he added .
Carr, the fans voted by going to the Status Quo concerts - over 250,000 turned out in 2009.
The status quo imposed after the Turkish invasion has proved to be as good as gold.
IN THE year that Status Quo released their first single, Sir Ivor won the Derby, West Brom won the FA Cup, Martin Luther King was assassinated and Prime Minister Harold Wilson, had he been so minded, could have attended the premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
By now, there is a large experimental literature showing some kind of status quo bias.
Es cierto quo el apasionamiento politico, ci discurso vacio a favor do los pobres y del pueblo, parece haber pasado de moda.
A STATUS QUO tribute band, regarded by Status Quo themselves as the best in the business, is to perform at a Nuneaton pub on Sunday.
cause the Quo are set to pay tribute to their rock 'n' roll heroes.