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stand firm

To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must stand firm in our pledge to environmental reform.
See also: firm, stand

stand ˈfast/ˈfirm

refuse to move back; refuse to change your opinions or behaviour: The management have stood firm against demands for a pay increase. OPPOSITE: shift your ground
Fast here means ‘firmly fixed’.
See also: fast, firm, stand
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"Yes I am [going to stand firm on corporation tax] because this is a fundamental issue for our country.
"But it's so important for us to stand firm in Afghanistan and stop that country being a training ground for terrorism around the world.
But it's so important for us to make sure we stand firm in Afghanistan and stop that country being a training ground for the export of terrorism around the world.
Friends Of The Earth urged the authorities to stand firm over the building restrictions on single rural homes.
But as a row over witnesses to the process intensified, Mr Adams called for supporters to stand firm.
"I have stood firm during the season, my players have stood firm and it's about time they (the board) stand firm.
The Prime Minister should stand firm against them as much as against unreasonable demands from the EU.
Tony Blair and Jack Straw must stand firm. Justice demands it.
The Fianna Fail TD said that Ireland must stand firm and show that it cannot afford to tolerate any more commercial disruption by European truck drivers.
They have milked punters for too long and the minister should now stand firm on his ultimatum.
Last night Premier John Major faced Ulster Unionist demands to stand firm against Sinn Fein - and not give ground to Gerry Adams's party in an bid to persuade the IRA to call a new ceasefire.
Delhi [India], Aug 1 (ANI): Commenting on the recent incident in which a three-year-old girl was allegedly abducted, gang-raped and beheaded by two people in Jharkhand's Jamshedpur, National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) member Yashwant Jain on Thursday said that society should step in and stand firm to curb such atrocities against minors.
On top of the high mountains, the Cordilleras stand firm and strong symbolizing their strength in protecting themselves and their lands from colonizers.
THE Sinn Fein leader has urged Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to "stand firm" over the backstop after MPs turned down Theresa May's withdrawal deal.
IRISH Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has received the full backing of his European counterparts as he warned he was prepared to stand firm on the Irish border issue.