hold one's ground

hold one's ground
phrasal
: to maintain a position

the speaker calmly held his ground in the face of angry opposition

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I hold (or stand) one's ground
not retreat or lose one's advantage during a conflict or competition

you will be able to hold your ground and resist the enemy's attack

II
see ground I

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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