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stand one's ground

 and hold one's ground
to stand up for one's rights; to resist an attack. The lawyer tried to confuse me when I was giving testimony, but I managed to stand my ground. some people were trying to crowd us out of the line for tickets, but we held our ground.
See also: ground, stand

stand (one's) ground

1. To maintain one's position against an attack.
2. To refuse to compromise; be unyielding.
See also: ground, stand