stand one's ground


stand one's ground
   If you stand your ground you maintain your position and refuse to yield or give way.
   

He claimed innocence and stood his ground in spite of the repeated accusations.


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  • stand one's ground — also[hold one s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. * /The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground./ Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief or statement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand one's ground — also[hold one s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. * /The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground./ Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief or statement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand one's ground — index maintain (sustain) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • stand one's ground — phrasal : to maintain one s position : stand firm * * * stand one s ground To maintain one s position • • • Main Entry: ↑stand * * * maintain one s position, typically in the face of opposition she stood her ground, refusing to let him intimidate …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand one's ground — ► hold (or stand) one s ground not retreat or lose one s advantage. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • stand one's ground — Stand, stay, be firm, be resolute, keep one s position, maintain one s ground …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • stand\ one's\ ground — v. phr. 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground. Compare: gain ground Contrast: give ground, lose ground 2. To defend a belief or statement; refuse to weaken when opposed;… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stand one's ground — verb a) To maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition. They expect their opponents to stand their ground on the issue. b) To attempt to hold a position in battle …   Wiktionary

  • stand one's ground — maintain and defend one s position He stood his ground over his decision to fire the employee …   Idioms and examples

  • stand one's ground — phrasal to maintain one s position …   New Collegiate Dictionary


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