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Related to hold ground: run by, Off the Top of My Head, shy away from, Blown Out of Proportion
hold/stand your ground
1. to refuse to change your opinions or behaviour, even if other people try to force you to do this The union stood its ground in negotiations despite pressure by management to accept a pay cut.
2. to refuse to move backwards, especially when you are being attacked The small, poorly armed band of guerrillas stood their ground against an overwhelming attacking force.