to refuse to make any changesG
to leave something just as it is, without any change
1.Our advice to investors is, stand pat - the recession will soon be over.
2.While he stood pat, other people found a better way to solve the problem.
3.References in classic literatureF
Never mind warning me, Inspector: I'm ready to stand pat upon the truth.
The Valley of Fear by Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan