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English definition of “stand your ground”

stand your ground

C2 to refuse to be pushed backwards, or to continue in your beliefs in an argument: The battalion stood its ground in the face of repeated attacks. Clare stood her ground in the meeting and refused to be intimidated even when Michael got angry.Strong-willed
(Definition of stand your ground from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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