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stand one's groundand 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.
stand your groundalso hold your ground
to refuse to do what someone else wants While others urged him to try to rescue the peace process, he's been insisting he'll stand his ground.
Etymology: based on the literal meaning of stand your ground (to refuse to move back during a fight)
stand (one's) ground
1. To maintain one's position against an attack.
2. To refuse to compromise; be unyielding.