hold firm

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Verb1.hold firm - refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief
insist, take a firm stand - be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
hunker down - hold stubbornly to a position; "The wife hunkered down and the husband's resistance began to break down"
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If you will hold firm, sir--and you look as if you would--I think we may see it.
It's the only way to handle them; and we've got to take hold firm right at the beginning.
But in an interview with the Post Labour peer Lord Adonis, now an adviser to Labour leader Ed Miliband, told the Government to hold firm and get the rail line built.