take a stand

idiom

: to express one's opinion
It's time for you to take a stand and tell them that things need to change.

Examples of take a stand in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Failing to take a stand against inhumanity renders one complicit. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 6 May 2024 In the Thirties, leftists had pushed the guild to take a stand on such issues as the Spanish Civil War. Nick Bowlin, Harper's Magazine, 30 Mar. 2024 Netanyahu declined for several weeks to take a stand on Ben Gvir’s proposals. Sufian Taha, Washington Post, 9 Mar. 2024 The lengthy mobilizations with no clear end in sight have led a growing group of women to take a stand. Yuliya Talmazan, NBC News, 20 Jan. 2024 Sweeney, who wore a Marine veteran's hat, beseeched the group to take a stand. The Arizona Republic, 18 Jan. 2024 The money flows through Mexican banks, which cannot be counted on to take a stand, according to Spencer McMullen, an attorney in Mexican law, based in Guadalajara. Steve Fisher, USA TODAY, 23 Feb. 2024 The money flows through Mexican banks, which cannot be counted on to take a stand, according to Spencer McMullen, an attorney in Mexican law based in Guadalajara. Steve Fisher, The Courier-Journal, 22 Feb. 2024 Parents groups, particularly those advocating for charter schools and others advocating against the teaching of critical race theory and for a return to in-classroom learning during COVID, received a tepid response from Mijares, who failed to take a stand for students on these and other issues. Jon Fleischman, Orange County Register, 13 Feb. 2024

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“Take a stand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20a%20stand. Accessed 20 Jun. 2024.

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