stand pat[ pat ]SEE DEFINITION OF stand pat
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STAND PAT
When will you ever let me stand pat and get things settled for good and all?
An' all that's left us is to stand pat, an' wait for the finish!
He preferred to stand pat on the tariff as it had been originally adopted.
Nothing; all we can do is to stand pat and act as if we belonged here.
Its final answer to the demands for redress was to stand pat.
We all stand pat for the feller on account of his father and Mary-Clare.
Should he stand pat on his straight or discard the heart and draw to his straight flush?
Especially as all they have to do is to stand pat on the record.
You are in a position to stand pat and by just doing nothing smash Sledge Hume's little game all to flinders.
Meanwhile ex-President Sherman and his followers had decided to stand pat—but not on the floor of the convention.