stand on dignity

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stand on one's dignity

to remain dignified in spite of difficulties. I will stand on my dignity to the very end. she stood on her dignity and ignored all the nonsense going on around her.
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stand on your dignity

to demand to be treated with more respect than other people because you think you are more important And although he held a senior position in the company he would never stand on his dignity.
See also: dignity, on, stand