To stand one's ground

Also found in: Idioms.
to keep the ground or station one has taken; to maintain one's position.

See also: Stand

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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After 3 repeated presentations the 'Gref Plan' was finally approved by Putin, fully realising that implementing it would take some resolve and ability to stand one's ground even in adverse moments!
Drawing up the courage to stand one's ground did not always have to take place at a voter registration office or a segregated lunch counter.
When faced with a perceived threat of death or serious bodily harm, even if it later proves to be unfounded, a person has the right to use lethal force - to stand one's ground and not retreat.