standpat

[ stand-pat ]
/ ˈstændˌpæt /
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noun

adjective

characterized by refusing to consider or accept change.

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Origin of standpat

First recorded in 1900–05; noun, adj. use of verb phrase stand pat
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British Dictionary definitions for standpat

stand pat

verb (intr)

poker to refuse the right to change any of one's cards; keep one's hand unchanged
to resist change or remain unchanged

Derived forms of stand pat

standpatter, noun
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Idioms and Phrases with standpat

stand pat

Refuse to change one's position or opinion, as in We're going to stand pat on this amendment to the bylaws. This expression may be derived from the verb pat in the sense of “strike firmly and accurately.” [Late 1800s]

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