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"stand your ground" in British English

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stand your ground

C2 to ​refuse to be ​pushedbackwards, or to ​continue in ​yourbeliefs in an ​argument: The ​battalionstooditsground in the ​face of ​repeatedattacks. Clare ​stood her ​ground in the ​meeting and ​refused to be ​intimidatedeven when Michael got ​angry.
(Definition of stand your ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"stand your ground" in American English

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stand your ground

to ​refuse to ​changeyouropinion or give in to an ​argument: I ​kepttrying to get my ​grandmother to ​find a ​smallerhouse, but she ​stood her ​ground.
(Definition of stand your ground from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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