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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I've stood by my guns and done it my way and he didn't like it.
Even when the writers had serious singleton Beppe chasing women as though they were going out of fashion, I've stood by my guns and said Lynne's the one for him.