take a firm stand

take a firm stand
verb
be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge
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I must insist!

Syn: ↑insist
Derivationally related forms: ↑insistence (for: ↑insist)
Hyponyms:
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s on something

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take a firm stand/line/ phrase
to state your opinion and refuse to change it

The government has taken a firm line on illegal immigration.

Thesaurus: to give your opinionsynonym
Main entry: firm

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • take a firm stand (on something) — take a firm ˈline/ˈstand (on/against sth) idiom to make your beliefs known and to try to make others follow them • We need to take a firm line on tobacco advertising. • They took a firm stand against drugs in the school. Main entry: ↑firmidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a firm stand (against something) — take a firm ˈline/ˈstand (on/against sth) idiom to make your beliefs known and to try to make others follow them • We need to take a firm line on tobacco advertising. • They took a firm stand against drugs in the school. Main entry: ↑firmidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a firm line — take a firm stand/line/ phrase to state your opinion and refuse to change it The government has taken a firm line on illegal immigration. Thesaurus: to give your opinionsynonym Main entry: firm …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a firm stand on/over — to show a (determined) intention, attitude or approach …   Idioms and examples

  • take a firm line (on something) — take a firm ˈline/ˈstand (on/against sth) idiom to make your beliefs known and to try to make others follow them • We need to take a firm line on tobacco advertising. • They took a firm stand against drugs in the school. Main entry: ↑firmidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a firm line (against something) — take a firm ˈline/ˈstand (on/against sth) idiom to make your beliefs known and to try to make others follow them • We need to take a firm line on tobacco advertising. • They took a firm stand against drugs in the school. Main entry: ↑firmidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a tough stance — take a firm stand, take a firm position …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firm — firm1 W1S1 [fə:m US fə:rm] n [Date: 1700 1800; : Italian; Origin: firma signature , from Latin firmare to show to be true , from firmus; FIRM2] a business or company, especially a small one electronics/advertising/law etc firm ▪ She works for an… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • firm — firm1 [ fɜrm ] adjective *** 1. ) solid but not hard: The ground beneath our feet was fairly firm and not too muddy. I sleep better on a firm mattress. firm, ripe tomatoes ─ opposite SOFT 2. ) steady and fixed in place: Make sure the ladder is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • firm — I UK [fɜː(r)m] / US [fɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms firm : singular firm plural firms *** a business or company a building/engineering/law firm a large firm: She works for a large firm. firm of: a firm of accountants/architects/solicitors II… …   English dictionary

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