hold (one's) ground

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hold (one's) ground

1. To brace oneself and maintain one's position during or when anticipating an attack. The other team's offense was incredibly aggressive, but our defense held their ground. Despite the guy's size, I managed to hold 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 held her ground and explained it in greater detail. He kept offering me less money, but I held my ground and got the full asking price.
See also: ground, hold

hold/stand your ˈground

face a situation and refuse to run away: In spite of the enemy’s fierce attack, we stood our ground and eventually they had to retreat.After arguing about future policy for three hours, he was still standing his ground.
See also: ground, hold, stand
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Kaya pala nila, they can hold their ground and get it done in the end.
Ben Stokes joined Bell in the middle and the two managed to hold their ground and were successful in keeping the scoreboard ticking.
Former miners' union leader Scargill recently visited Daw Mill urge workers at the pit to hold their ground and fight for their rights.
He chose the latter and there was jostling and interference on his inside as a result, but there were other jockeys trying to make the same decision closer to the rail and they elected to hold their ground as well, which definitely contributed to the incident.
But advanced YAs will hold their ground, people interested in the world we live in will be fascinated, and teachers of science will want to think about adding it to their curricula.
13 Nature, Morwood and his colleagues hold their ground.
In Florida, which was pummeled by four hurricanes in six weeks this year, several different strategies have enabled most insurers to hold their ground.
Conversely, Fifth Avenue from 49th to 59th streets has become a crazy jigsaw of a shopping area, where traditional mainstays such as Tiffanys share block space with Nike Town and the NBA, and Fendi, Prada and Ferragamo are literally yards from Warner Brothers and Disney stores, while Bergdof's, Bendel's and Saks still hold their ground as Fifth Avenue landmarks.