stand pat
intransitive verb Etymology: 4pat Date: 1882 1. to play one's hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing 2. to oppose or resist change • standpatter nounstandpattism noun

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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 — {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

  • 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

  • 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) …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • stand pat — verb a) To play ones hand without drawing any more cards. After getting a hand of 20, the player stood pat. b) To resist changes …   Wiktionary

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