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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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The band were up for it, the audience were ready and the sheer exhuberant power of the Quo live machine was transferred to tape.
With the Quo Vadis Handy GPS, many personal tracking applications can be promoted," says Sang Moon Lee, president of Navicom.
I know I sound like an anorak but it's my passion, nothing else comes close to the buzz I get from seeing the Quo.
Over the past four decades, the Quo have played more than 6000 live shows to a total audience of 25 million people.
Inset, Chesney holds Les's Quo records while fiancee Cilla looks on; DOWN, DOWN: Les Battersby is sent reeling as the Quo stars go on the attack, above left.
Dean's colleagues in the traffic department at Treforest think he's crazy to devote so much time and money to the Quo.
He says It's Christmas Time flopped for two reasons: "It was put on the Quo Greatest Hits album in exactly the same format as the single - and the album was released a couple of months before the single so most people had already got it.
It was far from packed in the arena at Cyfarthfa Park, but there were quite a few thousand people there for the Quo, who went on at 9pm and finished almost two hours later.
COME on Wills and Harry, there's no show without the Quo.
The High Court in London had earlier heard Kenneth Parker QC, for the Quo, claim Radio 1 had an "unlawful" policy of banning their hits.
Throw in their Live Aid performance, an appearance at the Concert for Diana and more recently this year's Glastonbury Festival and you have an indication of the popularity and durability of the Quo.
Andy I know is a fan of the Quo, but he still always manages to compile a fair unbiased review and what's more always manages to squeeze a cracking photo of the boys in.