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stand pat (on something)

To be unyielding or inflexible in one's opinion, position, or decision. Despite laying out several convincing arguments, he stood pat on his decision about the project's direction. The coach is standing pat, even in the face of so much criticism.
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stand pat (on something)

to stick firmly to one's position or opinions. I am going to stand pat on this issue. I thought you would stand pat in the absence of new information.
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stand pat

Refuse to change one's position or opinion, as in We're going to stand pat on this amendment to the bylaws. This expression may be derived from the verb pat in the sense of "strike firmly and accurately." [Late 1800s]
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stand pat

mainly AMERICAN
If someone stands pat, they refuse to change something or they refuse to change their mind about something. High interest rates are considered the cause of the problem, but the German Bundesbank today said it's standing pat. Head coach Tom Higgins is standing pat on his team and will go with the same 40 men he used last week. Note: In the game of poker, if a player stands pat, they are satisfied with the hand dealt to them and do not exchange any of their cards.
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stand pat

stick stubbornly to your opinion or decision. chiefly North American
In the card games poker and blackjack, standing pat involves retaining your hand as dealt, without drawing other cards.
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stand ˈpat

(especially American English) refuse to change your mind about a decision you have made or an opinion you have: There has been a lot of controversy over the new proposals, but the government is standing pat. OPPOSITE: shift your ground
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stand pat

verb
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stand pat

1. To oppose or resist change.
2. Games To play one's poker hand without drawing more cards.
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stockowners plan no significant departure from their current foreign investments, they are nearly as likely to increase the amount they invest in domestic stocks as to stand pat.
Indian shares traded flat on Friday, taking a pause after the US Federal Reserve's decision to stand pat on interest rates sparked a rally in the last session, but indexes were still headed for a weekly gain.
Global stocks rose on the back of expectations that the US Federal Reserve would stand pat on interest rates when it announced its monthly decision tomorrow.
central bank concludes its two-day monetary policy meeting Wednesday afternoon. Although analysts and investors expect the Fed to stand pat on interest rates, they are watching the meeting for possible insights into future policy moves and assurance that the central bank will continue to support growth.
Analysts said that the BOK may stand pat on the benchmark rate until the first half of next year and that its next move may be a rate hike.
"While we continue to look for BI to stand pat when it meets next on Tuesday, the central bank needs to more closely scrutinise if the tightening since June is having the desired dampening impact on household activity," Su Sian Lim, ASEAN economist at HSBC, said in a research report.
In a brief, two-paragraph statement the central bank said its widely expected decision to stand pat was reached by a unanimous vote by its board.
Federal Reserve on Wednesday suggested the possibility of providing more stimulus to prop up the world's biggest economy, although it decided to stand pat on its monetary policy for now at its two-day policy-setting meeting, brokers said.
The BoE will most likely stand pat at Thursday rate decision as they look to assess the impact of their aggressive monetary policy.
The Fed's decision to lower the benchmark fed funds rate by a quarter point to 2% and widespread speculation that it will stand pat at future meetings boosted investors' confidence.
As long as Spain controlled Louisiana and America had i access to the wharves of New Orleans, the United States was happy to stand pat. By the dawn of the 19th century, "Spain was old and decrepit, growing weaker each year," notes historian Stephen Ambrose.
Or Alltel could stand pat as a strong regional player, picking up small pieces here and there and continuing to focus mostly on small towns and rural areas.
It will be wait-and-see mode from there, and the Fed will stand pat at the subsequent November 7, 8 policy meeting.
If at all, regardless of the manner this issue may reach the high court, Panelo's expression of 'optimism' about a turnaround on the decision assumes that the seven dissenting justices will stand pat on their position, and that at least one of the four justices who replaced the justices who voted in favor will join them.
THE London market closed higher on Thursday, cheering the Bank of England's decision to stand pat on rates after delivering a bumper stimulus package last month.