stand fast(redirected from stands fast)
To remain determined, stalwart, and unyielding, as in one's position or opinion. Though it may be hard, we must stand fast in our pledge to environmental reform.
stand ˈfast/ˈfirmrefuse 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’.