Examples of standpat in a Sentence
the standpat chefs were having none of this low-calorie stuff that the food police were pushing
archconservative, brassbound, button-down (or buttoned-down), conservative, die-hard, hidebound, old-fashioned, old-line, old-school, orthodox, reactionary, traditional, traditionalistic, ultraconservative, unprogressive;
Recent Examples of stand pat from the Web
Trading either would likely hurt the team for the rest of 2018, but standing pat because of the recent surge would seem like folly.
Still, before the game, Cashman said the Yankees would not stand pat with their rotation, which needs reinforcement behind the ace Luis Severino, unless the price in a thin market for starting pitchers became prohibitive.
The Bears gave themselves increased flexibility GM Ryan Pace sent a clear message that the NFL's worst passing attack wouldn't stand pat.
But according to a league source, the growing belief was that the Celtics would ultimately stand pat and select a player with the 27th overall choice.
More: Jobs: Unemployment rate falls to 3.9%, employers add 164,000 jobs in April More: Fed stands pat on rates, clears way for June hike Higher wages.
So the Cowboys stood pat and filled a need along the offensive line with Williams.
Mario Draghi may play it safe this morning, with the ECB expected to stand pat as a burst of negative news strengthens his argument to persist with stimulus.
This summer may present him with an even bigger challenge: standing pat.
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Did You Know?
If you stand pat in draw poker you're betting on the cards in your hand being better than any you're likely to draw. It didn't take long for stand pat to move from the poker table, where it first appeared in the late 1800s, to the realm of politics; by the early 20th century, to stand pat was to oppose any change in U.S. tariff policy. The term continues to be used mainly in U.S. English, where it's applied to everything from a coach's decision not to change out players during a game to a homeowner's decision not to refinance. The nouns standpatter ("one who resists or opposes change") and standpattism ("resistance to change" or "reluctance to take positive action") are also used, although generally only in political contexts.
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