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Being true to yourself, innocent, uncorrupted, unblemished etc.

Not conforming to what society dictates, but in a sense marching to the beat of your own drummer
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Johnny: "Your gold when your a kid. When your a kid, everythings new. Like dawn, the way you dig sunsets, Ponyboy, that's gold. Keep it that way, its a good way to be."

-Liz stay gold :)
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Comes from the Robert Frost poem, "Nothing gold can stay." Often can refer to staying true to yourself and your own character.

More literal meanings can be to stay where you are, in whatever figurative meaning (ie: relationship, city, state, country) you can conjure up.
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This is derived from the poem, "Nothing gold can stay." by Robert Frost. Often used about staying true to yourself and holding onto the innocence of youth.

Also a clothing brand, Stay Gold Clothing make some pretty rad tees.
Example 1: Stay Gold, Ponyboy

Example 2: You heard of Stay Gold? I just bought a tee off there man!
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Employs a variety of meanings, all of which gravitate around themes of maintaining self, integrity, and youth. Used extensively in the straight edge doctrine of pure living to mean "stay free of drugs, alcohol, and other vices."

Derived from the last line of Robert Frost's acclaimed poem "Nothing Gold Can Stay".
"Stay--stay gold. Stay--true to yourself, to your friends, and never let go."
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The last words of Johnny cade. It means for you to not lose your innocents. To stay pure in a way.
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