stick by (someone or something)

stick by (someone or something)

To remain loyal to, committed to, or supportive of someone or something. I vowed to stick by my wife, no matter what happened to us. Do you still stick by your decision to fire him?
See also: by, stick
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stick by someone or something

 and stick with someone or something
to support someone or something; to continue supporting or committing to someone or something when things are bad. Don't worry. I'll stick by you no matter what. I feel as if I have to stick by my brother even if he goes to jail.
See also: by, stick
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stick by

Also, stick to. Remain loyal to, as in The brothers said they'd stick by one another, no matter what, or Phyllis promised to stick to Bert. This idiom derives from stick in the sense of "adhere." [Early 1500s] Also see stand by, def. 4.
See also: by, stick
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

stick by

v.
1. To remain loyal or faithful to someone: Her family stuck by her through hard times.
2. To keep or maintain something: He is sticking by his opinion despite the new evidence.
See also: by, stick
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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