stand pat

stand pat
Synonyms and related words:
ante, ante up, back, balk, be conservative, be unflappable, bet, bet on, call, cover, die hard, do nothing, fade, gamble, get home free, hazard, hold fast, hold out, hold up, lay, lay a wager, lay down, leave alone, let alone, let be, make a bet, meet a bet, not budge, oppose change, parlay, pass, persevere, play against, plunge, punt, remain firm, ride it out, see, stake, stand fast, stand firm, stand out, stand still, stay put, stick it out, stickle, take no denial, wager, weather, weather the storm

Moby Thesaurus. . 1996.

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  • stand pat — (on sth) ► US to refuse to change a decision or the way you do something: »The party is standing pat on the issue of immigration reform. Main Entry: ↑stand …   Financial and business terms

  • stand|pat — «STAND PAT», adjective. Informal. standing firm for things as they are; opposing any change …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand-pat — etc.: see stand v. 14 …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat — verb refuse to abandon one s opinion or belief • Syn: ↑stand firm, ↑hold firm, ↑stand fast • Hypernyms: ↑insist, ↑take a firm stand • Hyponyms: ↑hunker down …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat — be satisfied with things and be against a change We should stand pat for awhile and not do anything to cause any problems with the negotiations …   Idioms and examples

  • stand pat — American, informal, Australian, informal to refuse to make any changes. Our advice to investors is, stand pat the recession will soon be over …   New idioms dictionary

  • stand pat on sth — stand pat (on sth) ► US to refuse to change a decision or the way you do something: »The party is standing pat on the issue of immigration reform. Main Entry: ↑stand …   Financial and business terms

  • stand|pat|ter — «STAND PAT uhr», noun. Informal. a person who stands firm for things as they are and opposes any change, especially in politics. SYNONYM(S): do nothing …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand|pat|tism — «STAND PAT ihz uhm», noun. Informal. the principles or conduct of standpatter condition of being a standpatter …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand pat (on something) — in. to stick firmly to one’s position or opinions. □ I am going to stand pat on this issue. □ I thought you would stand pat in the absence of new information …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • stand pat — {v.}, {informal} To be satisfied with things and be against a change. * /Bill had made up his mind on the question and when his friends tried to change his mind, he stood pat./ Compare: STAND ONE S GROUND(2) …   Dictionary of American idioms

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