hold or stand one's ground

hold or stand one's ground
idi hold or stand one's ground, to maintain one's position; be steadfast

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • hold (or stand) one's ground — not retreat or lose one s advantage. → ground …   English new terms 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 — 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

  • To stand one's ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

  • hold one's ground — phrasal : to maintain a position the speaker calmly held his ground in the face of angry opposition * * * I hold (or stand) one s ground not retreat or lose one s advantage during a conflict or competition you will be able to hold your ground and …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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

  • ground — [1] ► NOUN 1) the solid surface of the earth. 2) land of a specified kind: marshy ground. 3) an area of land or sea with a specified use: fishing grounds. 4) (grounds) an area of enclosed land surrounding a large house. 5) (grounds …   English terms dictionary

  • ground — ground1 groundable, adj. groundably, adv. groundedly, adv. groundedness, n. groundward, groundwards, adv., adj. /grownd/, n. 1. the solid surface of the earth; firm or dry land: to fall to the ground. 2. earth or soil: stony ground. 3. land hav …   Universalium

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