go to the stake

go to the stake

  (mainly British)
if you say you would go to the stake for a belief or principle, you mean you would risk anything in order to defend it
Usage notes: In the past, the stake was the wooden post to which people were tied before being burned to death as a punishment.
She believed passionately that the government were wrong on this issue and was prepared to go to the stake for her views.
See also: stake
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I would go to the stake in my belief that the Prime Minister is committed totally to this package," he said.
Swan Hunter doesn't have to go to the stake over this disappointment; Kroese believes it can recover and continue to retain a significant workforce.
There are many Liberals who would rather go to the stake than be seen as the playthings of the Labour Party.
But Cauchon was in league with the English; he burned the letter, and later told Joan that the Pope said that her voices were from the devil and not God, so that she would have to go to the stake.