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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Instead Lily, 26, stuck to her guns and kept Saturday's ceremony at St James The Great Church in Cranham, Glos, strictly family and friends only.
Sue stuck to her guns and persuaded me to test this concept among our other finalists.
Leigh has stuck to her guns throughout a distinctive career and maintained her personal equilibrium along the way.
Under great pressure, Congresswoman Capps stuck to her guns in her opposition to MTBE safe harbor provisions," said ACWA President Randy Fiorini.
Liv, who has a four-year-old son called Milo, stuck to her guns in the angry exchange, with much finger-pointing.