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Stand to his Guns (To)

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To persist in a statement; not to give way. A military phrase.

“The Speaker said he hoped the gallant gentleman would try to modify his phrase; but Colonel Saunderson still stood to his guns.”—Daily Graphic, 3rd February, 1893.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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