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    Tedwonny is offline Member
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    Red face refused to be pushed backwards?

    From the Cambridge dictionaries online:

    stand your ground


    to refuse to be pushed backwards, or to continue in your beliefs in an argument

    What exactly does pushed backwards mean? LIke an enemy is approaching and you are stepping back? Metaphorically -- retreating?


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    Default Re: refused to be pushed backwards?

    Literally or metaphorically.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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