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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He was beaten until the incident happened [a fight up front in his semi] but stuck to his guns, wasn't distracted, and grabbed the opportunity.
STUBBORN Villas-Boas stuck to his guns - and paid a high price
Tactician stuck to his guns in admirable fashion, but 3lb claimer Dale Swift timed it to perfection on Moyenne Corniche to flash home and score by a length.
John Delaney should have stuck to his guns for longer.
GOOD to see that Mikel Arteta has stuck to his guns and decided to fight for a place in Spain's team rather than pursue a route into the England squad as some fans hoped.
The manager has stuck to his guns and he makes sure we do too," said Clement, who has played 300 times for the Throstles.
But Henrique stuck to his guns and said: "It was not provocation.
Dear Editor, I was saddened to hear that Dick Knowles had passed away, he gave the city the kick in the backside it needed to get things moving - and when the going got tough he stuck to his guns and saw it through to the very successful end.
But back on quick conditions, Michael Jarvis' charge was always in the front rank and stuck to his guns well to chase home a Henry Cecil tartar, and a decent handicap should be well within his compass.
Dessie Hughes' 9-1 shot stuck to his guns in gritty style to see off 11-8 favourite Brave Inca by three lengths, with Macs Joy close behind in third.
A return to his preferred distance had the desired effect last time out as he stuck to his guns in good style to repel Imperial Sword at Haydock, whom he reopposes.
Gilchrist) has avoided a lot of temptation, stuck to his guns and said, 'Let's just let him be fast.
HALL CHARLTON: Stuck to his guns and put in some great tackles.
Robin Cook will be remembered as a man who stuck to his guns and what he belie ved in.
Webcke had come out strongly in favour of the cancellation and he stuck to his guns but it was with a heavy heart that he watched the series unfold from 12,000 miles away.