stand one's ground
- (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.
- To hold a position in battle.
- Peasants and burghers, however brave, are unable to stand their ground against veteran soldiers.
to remain resolute
to hold a position in battle
- See also Thesaurus:obstinacy