stand pat

stand pat
verb
refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
Syn: ↑stand firm, ↑hold firm, ↑stand fast
Hypernyms: ↑insist, ↑take a firm stand
Hyponyms: ↑hunker down
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s on something

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phrasal
1. : to choose to play one's hand as dealt in draw poker without resorting to the draw
2. : to oppose or resist change; specifically : to oppose any change in the tariff policy of the United States

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stand pat
1. (in poker) to decide to play one's hand as it is
2. To refuse to change
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Main Entry:pat
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stand pat (US)
1. To play one's hand in poker as it was dealt, without drawing any cards
2. To adhere to an established, esp political, principle, resisting all compromise (figurative)
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Main Entry:stand

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I
stick stubbornly to one's opinion or decision

many ranchers stood pat with the old strains of cattle

(in poker and blackjack) retain one's hand as dealt, without drawing other cards
II
see pat II

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stand pat
US : to refuse to change your opinion or decision

Despite our objections, they are going to stand pat with their decision.

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Main Entry:pat
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stand pat — see pat, 3
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Main Entry:stand

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stand ˈpat idiom
(especially NAmE) to refuse to change your mind about a decision you have made or an opinion you have
Main entry:patidiom

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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