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go to the stake
To be willing to do anything in defense of one's beliefs. These protests are dangerous—are you really ready to go to the stake for your beliefs?
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
go to the stakemainly BRITISH, OLD-FASHIONED
If you say that you would go to the stake to defend a principle or aim, you mean that you believe in it completely and would do anything to prove it. It's certainly not a cause that I would go to the stake for. Note: A stake is a wooden post. In the past, people were sometimes tied to a stake and burned alive for refusing to give up beliefs which the church considered heretical and wrong.
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
- air (one's) opinion
- against (one's) principles
- courage of one's convictions, have the
- have the courage of (one's) convictions
- have the courage of convictions
- have the courage of your convictions
- have/lack the courage of your convictions
- lack the courage of (one's) convictions
- your, his, etc. true colours
- (one's) (true) stripes