stand by (one's) guns

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stand by (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. (A less common variant of "stick to one's guns." Both phrases allude 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 and trip you up with your statement and your alibi, but so long as you stand by your guns, there's nothing to worry about. I really admire Jess for standing by her guns during college and not submitting to the peer pressure of those around her to drink or do drugs.
See also: gun, stand
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While he stood by his guns - "they tell us to take the money, in the case of Texas, $4 billion, because it's 'free,' but there is nothing free that comes from Washington" - he also offered his most concrete suggestions for overhauling Medicaid, the joint state-federal health program for the disabled, poor children and the most impoverished adults.
Mr Sparrow, who stood by his guns, decided to go after disquiet in sections of the board and, it is believed, hints from major players, including some of the city's accountancy firms, that they might not renew their membership.
It is also a great day for Sean Kelly who stuck his neck out, stood by his guns and supported this issue all the way.
Santini stood by his guns and received an apology from Anelka recently.