Значение идиомы stand one’s ground

[stand one’s ground] also [hold one’s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stayand fight instead of running away.

The enemy attacked in greatnumbers but our men stood their ground.

Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief orstatement; refuse to weaken when opposed; insist you are right.

John’s friends said he was mistaken but he stood his ground.

Compare: STICK TO ONE’S GUNS.


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