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 Stand to a Bargain (To),Stand to Reason (To), 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Stand to his Guns (To).
 
To persist in a statement; not to give way. A military phrase.   1
        “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.
 


 Stand to a Bargain (To),Stand to Reason (To), 

 
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