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stand pat

verb as in stick to one's position

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Example Sentences

They may stand pat on it, but their standing will drop badly.

All good leaders hate letting people go, but it's perilous to stand pat today.

I'm somewhat puzzled to know why they didn't stand pat and make a clean job of us both.

I stand pat, just where I stood at first, and it'll take a lot uh cackling to make me back down.

Never mind warning me, Inspector: I'm ready to stand pat upon the truth.

Take Ellis' papers, otherwise you stand pat for a heap of trouble, and I can't help you.

Now, we want to stand pat on this—don't tip me off to 'em—and pretty soon I'll have 'em all spraddled out ag'in.


On this page you'll find 13 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to stand pat, such as: hold out, resist, stand one's ground, stay put, and stick to one's guns.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.