stand by (one's) guns

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stand by (one's) guns

To remain determined, resolute, or steadfast in one's opinion, belief, or perspective; to refuse to be persuaded by someone else into believing or doing something one does not agree with. (A less common variant of "stick to one's guns." Both phrases allude to a soldier remaining and firing his or her gun(s) at an enemy, even when the situation might be dangerous or hopeless.) The prosecution is going to try and trip you up with your statement and your alibi, but so long as you stand by your guns, there's nothing to worry about. I really admire Jess for standing by her guns during college and not submitting to the peer pressure of those around her to drink or do drugs.
See also: gun, stand
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It's little wonder a lot of people are looking towards a party like UKIP who seem to address a lot of people's fears and appear to stand by their guns, unlike the Liberals who are the threat as far as I can see.
Koch then segued into his speech, essentially telling craft brewers that they must stand by their guns if the craft brewing segment is to continue its upward trajectory.