take a stand

take a stand
   If you take a stand, you adopt a firm position on an issue and publicly declare whether or not you support it.
   

The politician was asked to take a stand on the government's proposed measures to curb illegal immigration.


English Idioms & idiomatic expressions. 2014.

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  • take the stand — {v. phr.} To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take the stand — {v. phr.} To assume one s position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a stand — index posit, resolve (decide) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take the stand — index testify Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • take the stand — verb give testimony in a court of law (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑testify, ↑attest, ↑bear witness • Derivationally related forms: ↑attestation (for: ↑attest), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take a stand — say what you believe, state your position, take sides    The teacher doesn t want to take a stand on the Young Offender Act until we ve written our essays …   English idioms

  • take a stand — {v. phr.} To assert one s point. of view; declare one s position. * /It is time for American society to take a stand against crime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a stand — {v. phr.} To assert one s point. of view; declare one s position. * /It is time for American society to take a stand against crime./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take a stand — verb To assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend ones point of view or beliefs. There will come a time when youll need to take a stand for the changes you want …   Wiktionary

  • take the stand — verb To testify as a witness in a trial. The press speculated about whether he would take the stand and testify in his defense …   Wiktionary

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