stand pat on sth

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. 2012.

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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

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  • pat — 1 verb patted, patting (T) 1 to repeatedly touch someone or something lightly with your hand flat, especially to give comfort: He patted the dog affectionately as he spoke. 2 pat sb/yourself on the back to praise someone or yourself for doing… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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  • show — 1 verb past tense showed past participle shown /SUn/ 1 PROVE (T) to provide facts or information that make it clear that something is true or that something exists: show (that): The latest poll clearly shows that most voters are unaware of this.… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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