stand one's ground

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stand one's ground

  1. (idiomatic) 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.
  2. To hold a position in battle.
    • Macaulay
      Peasants and burghers, however brave, are unable to stand their ground against veteran soldiers.

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