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Stand pat   /stænd pæt/   Listen
Stand pat

Refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief.  Synonyms: hold firm, stand fast, stand firm.

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"Stand pat" Quotes from Famous Books

... over five thousand feet under uncertain wind and heat conditions, and so the element of uncertainty was aggravated. We felt that if we could go up in a new balloon of a small size it might demonstrate whether we should later go up a tree or stand pat ...
— In Africa - Hunting Adventures in the Big Game Country • John T. McCutcheon

Words linked to "Stand pat" :   insist, stand fast, hold firm, stand firm, take a firm stand, hunker down

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