stick to one's guns

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stick to (one's) guns

To remain determined, resolute, or steadfast in one's opinion, belief, or perspective; to refuse to be persuaded by someone else into believing or doing something one does not agree with. Alludes to a soldier remaining and firing their gun(s) at an enemy, even when the situation might be dangerous or hopeless. The prosecution is going to try to trip you up with your statement and your alibi, but so long as you stick to your guns, there's nothing to worry about. I really admire Jess for sticking to her guns during college, and not submitting to the peer pressure of those around her to drink or do drugs.
See also: gun, stick

stick to one's guns

Hold fast to a statement, opinion, or course of action, as in The witness stuck to her guns about the exact time she was there. This expression, originally put as stand to one's guns, alluded to a gunner remaining by his post. Its figurative use dates from the mid-1800s.
See also: gun, stick
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But while calmness and conviction would surely be helped by continuity and better communication, Villas-Boas seems determined to stick to his guns in everything he does.
NEIL Clement has no doubts Tony Mowbray will stick to his guns in his quest for Premier League consolidation.
If he really believed what he printed was right all along he should have been man enough to stick to his guns and refuse to apologise in the first place.
ALL three Huddersfield MPs have signed a letter urging embattled Prime Minister Tony Blair to stick to his guns.
Tony must stick to his guns, especially as there is no sign of President Chirac reducing the farmers' subsidy, which is twice as much in France as it is in the UK.
Its precise terms and conditions are unknown, but if events to this date are any indication, the director will stick to his guns.
Clearly, it's in Holyfield's hands: He could draw some much-needed attention to the heavyweight division and make a significant chunk of cash or he could stick to his guns and everyone will suffer.
in 1990, says the brush with oblivion taught him to stick to his guns - or in this case to his numbers.