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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.
See also: pat, stand

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.
See also: pat, stand

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.
See also: pat, stand

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 (on something)

in. to stick firmly to one’s position or opinions. I thought you would stand pat in the absence of new information.
See also: on, pat, something, stand

stand pat

1. To oppose or resist change.
2. Games To play one's poker hand without drawing more cards.
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The BoE is expected to keep their benchmark interest rate at 0.50% as remaining downside risks to growth will most likely lead the central bank standing pat until the end of 2009.
But Meijer is not standing pat. Over the winter the chain introduced a new bagging system and "courtesy team" to speed checkout at a unit on Hilliard-Rome Road here.
The Fed standing pat on rates was expected by the market.