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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Northumberland, however, stuck to their guns with first-innings centurion Joe Coyne having captain Andrew Lewis caught at mid-wicket seven short of his half-century.
Bulldogs stuck to their guns and gained some consolation when prop Paul Cadman scored a consolation try.
Instead, the Liverpool-based quintet have stuck to their guns and produced 12 tracks in keeping with all that has come before.
SIR - It's to their great credit that Catholic politicians and those of other faiths, and perhaps none, have stuck to their guns and demanded a free conscience vote on certain aspects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill.
But the FA have stuck to their guns and say the ban will not be changed because there was no clear case of intent on Taylor's part when he went in to tackle Arsenal's Croatian striker.
But I was proud of Newcastle because they stuck to their guns and didn't give in.
Even despite going behind to a third minute goal from Kieran Richardson, Boro stuck to their guns and earned a valuable point thanks to Mark Viduka's leveller.
Despite the furor and their waning popularity, the Chicks stuck to their guns.
And although Labour stuck to their guns, the Tories vowed to save the Argylls if they came to power.
Milan have stuck to their guns, but Parreira is ready to recall the stars.
Construction lenders, despite a lot of euphoria partly driven by the dot-coms, really stuck to their guns.
But Burnley stuck to their guns and Brian Reid equalised from a last- minute corner.
Jose Mourinho insisted managers should be barred from speaking to referees in private as Chelsea stuck to their guns over their complaints regarding Barcelona coach Frank Rijkaard.
Thompson said: "It's been a depressing time for us all but the players stuck to their guns and got a reward last weekend.
IF all of Merseyside's Labour MPs had stuck to their guns, the bill to introduce university top- up fees would now be where it belongs --in the waste paper basket.