go to the stake over something

go to the stake over something
go to the stake for/over/something phrase
to defend a belief or idea even if you suffer as a result
Thesaurus: to not change, or to refuse to change your opinionsynonym
Main entry: stake

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go to the ˈstake over/for sth idiom
to be prepared to do anything in order to defend your opinions or beliefs

He would have gone to the stake for his belief in his daughter's innocence.

Main entry:stakeidiom

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