English version

take a firm stand/line

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishtake a firm stand/linetake a firm stand/lineDETERMINEDto state your opinion clearly and not be persuaded to change it firm
Examples from the Corpus
take a firm stand/lineBut the Young King was incapable of taking a firm line.Handing his keys to the parking valet, he decided that he would take a firm stand.Stopping short of direction intervention, Carter had taken a firm line.The decision to take a firm stand comes after local councillors revealed the misery suffered by many of their constituents.Dauntless decided to take a firm stand in the matter.
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