stand-pat

stand-pat
stand-pat etc.:
see stand v. 14.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • stand pat — (on sth) ► US to refuse to change a decision or the way you do something: »The party is standing pat on the issue of immigration reform. Main Entry: ↑stand …   Financial and business terms

  • stand|pat — «STAND PAT», adjective. Informal. standing firm for things as they are; opposing any change …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat — be satisfied with things and be against a change We should stand pat for awhile and not do anything to cause any problems with the negotiations …   Idioms and examples

  • stand pat — American, informal, Australian, informal to refuse to make any changes. Our advice to investors is, stand pat the recession will soon be over …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand pat on sth — stand pat (on sth) ► US to refuse to change a decision or the way you do something: »The party is standing pat on the issue of immigration reform. Main Entry: ↑stand …   Financial and business terms

  • stand|pat|ter — «STAND PAT uhr», noun. Informal. a person who stands firm for things as they are and opposes any change, especially in politics. SYNONYM(S): do nothing …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand|pat|tism — «STAND PAT ihz uhm», noun. Informal. the principles or conduct of standpatter condition of being a standpatter …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat (on something) — in. to stick firmly to one’s position or opinions. □ I am going to stand pat on this issue. □ I thought you would stand pat in the absence of new information …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stand pat — {v.}, {informal} To be satisfied with things and be against a change. * /Bill had made up his mind on the question and when his friends tried to change his mind, he stood pat./ Compare: STAND ONE S GROUND(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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