The status quo


What's the meaning of the phrase 'The status quo'?

The existing and normal condition.

What's the origin of the phrase 'The status quo'?

From the Latin; literally ‘the state in which‘.

See also – Latin Phrases in English.

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Gary Martin

Writer and researcher on the origins of phrases and the creator of the Phrase Finder website. Over the past 26 years more than 700 million of his pages have been downloaded by readers. He is one of the most popular and trusted sources of information on phrases and idioms.