stand ground

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stand one's ground

 and hold one's ground
to stand up for one's rights; to resist an attack. The lawyer tried to confuse me when I was giving testimony, but I managed to stand my ground. some people were trying to crowd us out of the line for tickets, but we held our ground.
See also: ground, stand

stand (one's) ground

1. To maintain one's position against an attack.
2. To refuse to compromise; be unyielding.
See also: ground, stand
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Retro products continued to hold ground with more classic properties being reintroduced -- all in new, refreshed versions made relevant to today's more tech-savvy kids, while maintaining the basic storyline that captured their parents' hearts when they were young.
Extremists have been targeting security forces stationed in the region since they were forcibly flushed out last year, which shows that they still hold ground.
The bench noted that since the first notification about elevation of Chief Justice LHC stood cancelled, therefore, the second notification also did not hold ground and Justice Saqib Nisar would continue as the senior most judge of LHC.
home prices however, the currency failed to hold ground as industrial outputs.
Trying to hold ground against a sustained onslaught of armour, artillery and air power is suicidal for an irregular force, the article opines.
14 (ANI): Though the global financial slowdown has affected the Indian information technology and BPO industry hard, companies like IDS Infotech have continued to hold ground.