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Take a stand

DEFINITION

Uphold one’s opinion or belief.¬† ‘Stand’ implies that you must choose a side in a conflict or argument. General Custer took a stand against Chief Crazy Hors, but it was his ‘last’ stand, he did, however, choose to fight (took a stand) on behalf of his government’s wrongful policy against American Indians. (Compare to With us or against us.)

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