to be on one's ground

to be on one's ground
быть в своей стихии

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  • hold (or stand) one's ground — not retreat or lose one s advantage. → ground …   English new terms dictionary

  • hold or stand one's ground — idi hold or stand one s ground, to maintain one s position; be steadfast …   From formal English to slang

  • To stand one's ground — ground ground (ground), n. [OE. ground, grund, AS. grund; akin to D. grond, OS., G., Sw., & Dan. grund, Icel. grunnr bottom, Goth. grundus (in composition); perh. orig. meaning, dust, gravel, and if so perh. akin to E. grind.] 1. The surface of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand one's ground — also[hold one s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. * /The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground./ Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief or statement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand one's ground — also[hold one s ground] {v. phr.} 1. To stay and fight instead of running away. * /The enemy attacked in great numbers but our men stood their ground./ Compare: GAIN GROUND. Contrast: GIVE GROUND, LOSE GROUND. 2. To defend a belief or statement;… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • shift one's ground — To change one s standpoint in a situation or argument • • • Main Entry: ↑ground shift one s ground (usu figurative) To change the position one has taken, eg in a discussion • • • Main Entry: ↑shift * * * say or write something that contradicts… …   Useful english dictionary

  • To stand one's ground — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. t. 1. To endure; to sustain; to bear; as, I can not stand the cold or the heat. [1913 Webster] 2. To resist, without yielding or receding; to withstand. Love stood the siege. Dryden. [1913 Webster] He stood the furious… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold one's ground — phrasal : to maintain a position the speaker calmly held his ground in the face of angry opposition * * * I hold (or stand) one s ground not retreat or lose one s advantage during a conflict or competition you will be able to hold your ground and …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand one's ground — phrasal : to maintain one s position : stand firm * * * stand one s ground To maintain one s position • • • Main Entry: ↑stand * * * maintain one s position, typically in the face of opposition she stood her ground, refusing to let him intimidate …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold one's ground — ► hold (or stand) one s ground not retreat or lose one s advantage. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary

  • stand one's ground — ► hold (or stand) one s ground not retreat or lose one s advantage. Main Entry: ↑ground …   English terms dictionary


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