STATUS QUO meaning, definition & explanation. To maintain the status quo is to keep the things the way they presently are. The related phrase status quo ante, literally "the state in which before", means "the state of affairs that existed previously".What does it mean to go against the status quo?
Going Against the Status Quo. The status quo is the quiet way that people resist looking at things in a way that disrupts the flow of ‘the way things are done’. We find it in schools, political parties, churches, the professions, and corporate structure. That is why many start ups become wildly successful.