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
The case for standing pat Pacers General Manager Chad Buchanan recently laid out a compelling case for standing still at the trade deadline.
There’s no doubting the coaching staff, which is expected to stand pat; landing another year of defensive coordinator Brent Venables is a huge coup for Clemson, for example.
Since the New Deal, Republican presidents had largely stood pat or advanced progressive domestic goals too slowly, while Democratic presidents advanced them rapidly.
But Jones believes there is a good chance the Cowboys could stand pat and still get their guy at 19.
Voters considered two referendum questions Tuesday, both advisory, addressing whether the village should stand pat on its prohibition against video gambling, or allow it on a limited basis.
The Federal Reserve has raised short-term rates five times since late 2015, but banks largely stood pat on deposit rates for rank-and-file customers.
All the while, Detroit seems to be standing pat, making the path to expansion in 2020 contingent on Cincinnati and Sacramento failing to rectify their issues.
While contenders like the Warriors, Spurs, Rockets and Celtics all stood pat Thursday, there were also some noteworthy moves on the margins, including former lottery point guards Emmanuel Mudiay and Elfrid Payton finding new homes.
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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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