give (one's) ground

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give (one's) ground

To yield or submit to someone or something. Troops, we cannot give our ground to the enemy! The committee wants me to approach this project differently, but I refuse to give my ground.
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give ground

 
1. Lit. to retreat, yielding land or territory. I approached the barking dog, but it wouldn't give ground.
2. Fig. to "retreat" from an idea or assertion that one has made. When I argue with Mary, she never gives ground.
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give ground

Yield to a stronger force, retreat, as in He began to give ground on that point, although he didn't stop arguing entirely. This expression originated in the 1500s, when it alluded to a military force retreating and so giving up territory to the enemy. By the mid-1600s it was being used figuratively.
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give ground

To yield to a more powerful force; retreat.
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