stand pat(redirected from sit pat)
stand pat (on something)
to stick firmly to one's position or opinions. I am going to stand pat on this issue. I thought you would stand pat in the absence of new information.
stand pat(slightly formal)
to leave something just as it is, without any change While he stood pat, other people found a better way to solve the problem.
stand pat(American informal) also sit pat (Australian informal)
to refuse to make any changes Our advice to investors is, stand pat - the recession will soon be over.See learn off pat
Refuse to change one's position or opinion, as in We're going to stand pat on this amendment to the bylaws. This expression may be derived from the verb pat in the sense of "strike firmly and accurately." [Late 1800s]
1. To oppose or resist change.
2. Games To play one's poker hand without drawing more cards.