stand pat

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stand pat

intransitive verb

Definition of STAND PAT

1
:  to play one's hand as dealt in draw poker without drawing
2
:  to oppose or resist change
stand·pat·ter \ˈstan(d)-ˌpa-tər, -ˈpa-tər\ noun
stand·pat·tism \-ˌpa-ˌti-zəm\ noun

Origin of STAND PAT

4pat
First Known Use: 1882

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