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stand pat

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstand patstand patAmerican EnglishSAME to refuse to change your opinion or decision pat
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stand patGet Gretzky or stand pat, either Smith disrupted the team or failed to help it.The team can't stand pat - we needed to change our starting line-up.They have not stood pat while other teams attempted to capitalize on their setbacks.
stand patstand patAmerican EnglishCHANGE YOUR MIND# to refuse to change a decision, plan etcstand pat on Harry’s standing pat on his decision to fire Janice. stand
Examples from the Corpus
stand patGet Gretzky or stand pat, either Smith disrupted the team or failed to help it.They have not stood pat while other teams attempted to capitalize on their setbacks.
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