stand pat


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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.
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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.
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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
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stand 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]
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stand pat

verb
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stand pat

1. To oppose or resist change.
2. Games To play one's poker hand without drawing more cards.
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In Headley's view, the fact that the Federal Reserve unequivocally stated its intent to stand pat on rates may prove to be the most bullish event of the fourth quarter.
While we continue to look for BI to stand pat when it meets next on Tuesday, the central bank needs to more closely scrutinise if the tightening since June is having the desired dampening impact on household activity," Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, said in a research report.
In a brief, two-paragraph statement the central bank said its widely expected decision to stand pat was reached by a unanimous vote by its board.
The Bulls have managed to stand pat with the league's fifth best defensive rating and opponents shooting 44.
Despite reports of investors' skittishness regarding the stock market and the economy, we were surprised to find that investors were more apt to stand pat than financial advisers when it came to reallocating investments," said Jim Pavia, editor of InvestmentNews.
I think of teams that win a lot of championships in a short period of time but never stand pat.
Although economists largely expected the Fed to stand pat on rates, market participants took heed of the central bank's accompanying statement, which said that current events in the economy look promising," stated Peter Antipatis in TheSUBWAY.
In a separate Dow Jones survey, six of eight analysts expected the BOK to stand pat on rates through 2013.
Now, it appears that the club will stand pat for the rest of the season.
Horiuchi suggested that the market would likely not react by selling even if the Fed decides to stand pat on its monetary policy at the ongoing meeting.
Given the continued cross-currents in the economic data, I believe the Fed will continue to stand pat and wait for their past actions to take hold to bring core inflation back into their comfort zone of one to two percent.
The consensus on Wall Street has been growing that the central bank will stand pat on interest rates, at least for the June meeting, and until more data provides a clearer indication on the state of the economy.
Traders had expected the Bank of Japan's decision to stand pat on any new policy measures as it wrapped up its first meeting since announcing a huge stimulus package this month aimed at stoking the limp economy.
The Fed is widely expected to stand pat on its monetary policy this time, and analysts said the market would likely not react as the U.
Still, the Yankees might feel that they can afford to stand pat, despite Rodriguez's broken hand.