stand your ground

or stand-your-ground

[ stand-yer-ground ]

  1. relating to or denoting a legal principle or law that eliminates the duty to retreat by allowing, as a first response, self-defense by deadly force: We’re proud to represent Florida, the first stand your ground state.

Origin of stand your ground

First recorded in 2005

Words Nearby stand your ground Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023