stand (one's) ground

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stand (one's) ground

1. To brace oneself and maintain one's position during or in the face of an attack. The other team's offense was incredibly aggressive, but our defense stood their ground. Despite the guy's size, I managed to stand my ground during the fight.
2. To refuse to yield, compromise, or be belittled; to stand up against an attack or insult. The boss scoffed at her idea initially, but she stood her ground and explained it in greater detail. My wife wanted to take more than half the estate during the divorce, but I stood my ground.
See also: ground, stand

stand one's ground

 and 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.
See also: ground, stand

stand (one's) ground

1. To maintain one's position against an attack.
2. To refuse to compromise; be unyielding.
See also: ground, stand
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These are images of how tyranny will crumble if there are men and women who will stand their ground.
Coneygree was among 10 potential runners in the Betfair Chase to stand their ground yesterday for what would be his first start in over a year following a hock injury.
Big guns stand their ground for National Cup at Leopardstown in February.
Second, stand your ground laws may serve to deter aggressors, and the victims who stand their ground may also stop the perpetuation of the cycle of criminal dominance.
In self-defense or for honor, they were ready to stand their ground and fight.
A TOTAL of 29 horses stand their ground at the latest forfeit stage for the Smurfit Kappa Champion Hurdle, the feature race of the opening day of the Cheltenham Festival.
If all the right horses stand their ground in the Cleeve Hurdle, we might have the perfect World Hurdle dress rehearsal, as the cream of the staying hurdle division look set to do battle, including the brilliant Inglis Drever.
Other notables to stand their ground include City Leader's stablemate Fast Company, Godolphin's Iguazu Falls and Champagne Stakes hero McCartney.
They don't go looking for trouble, but if picked on they will stand their ground.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city officials vowed Tuesday to stand their ground against demands from city unions for deals on par with the lucrative contract awarded two months ago to Department of Water and Power employees.
Dubawiwho was a gallant third in the Vodafone Derby last weekend, is one of 13 to stand their ground in the St James's Palace Stakes on the first day of the Royal Ascot at York meeting next Tuesday.
Never mind that Catholics should stand their ground and refuse to buckle under.
Waving his hat to the huddled groups as he passed, and calling on them to stand their ground, he dashed to the front, into the hottest fire and within thirty paces of Mawhood's [British] line, to encourage his troops by the force of his own example.
All the market leaders in the sponsors' ante-post betting on the seven- furlong race stand their ground, including Sunstreak, Grazia and Tajasur.
All the leading ante-post fancies stand their ground, including Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup winner Teeton Mill and recent Tripleprint Gold Cup runner-up Simply Dashing.