Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

stick to (my/your) guns

stick to my gunsstick to your guns
Meaning(s)
1) refuse to allow others to change your belief(s), action(s), or opinion(s)
  • How to MemorizePopularity HighProfessional HighSocial
    • stick to your guns on a decision/issue
  • Analysis

    The expression 'stick to your guns' is an idiom which is used to show that someone is very adamant and resolute with their beliefs or plan of action, even if other people openly disagree. When you stick to your guns you remain steadfast in your beliefs or opinions even when confronted with contrasting ones.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. Despite all the criticism, there's no way I'm changing my decision. I'm sticking to my guns on this.
    2. It can often be a good thing to stick to your guns on an issue, but it's always important to at least consider other people's point of view. 
  • Professional Examples (Advance)
    1. A lot of people didn't share my vision for what our new advertising campaign should be, but I'm glad I stuck to my guns because it turned out to be a huge success.
    2. I can see that a lot of people around the table disagree with me but I'm going to have to stick to my guns on this one. I think what you are proposing will be detrimental to our success.
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