nail\ one's\ colors\ to\ the\ mast

nail\ one's\ colors\ to\ the\ mast
literary
To let everyone know what you think is right and refuse to change.

During the election campaign the candidate nailed his colors to the mast on the question of civil rights.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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  • nail one's colors to the mast — {literary} To let everyone know what you think is right and refuse to change. * /During the election campaign the candidate nailed his colors to the mast on the question of civil rights./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nail one's colors to the mast — {literary} To let everyone know what you think is right and refuse to change. * /During the election campaign the candidate nailed his colors to the mast on the question of civil rights./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • nail one's colors to the mast — phrasal : to assume and manifest an inflexible attitude (as of determination not to acknowledge defeat) …   Useful english dictionary

  • mast — See: NAIL ONE S COLORS TO THE MAST …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • mast — See: NAIL ONE S COLORS TO THE MAST …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • mast — See: nail one s colors to the mast …   Словарь американских идиом

  • color — See: CHANGE COLOR, GIVE COLOR TO or LEND COLOR TO, HAUL DOWN ONE S COLORS, HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, NAIL ONE S COLORS TO THE MAST, OFF COLOR or OFF COLORED, SAIL UNDER FALSE COLORS, SEE THE COLOR OF ONE S MONEY, SHOW ONE S COLORS, WITH FLYING… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • color — See: CHANGE COLOR, GIVE COLOR TO or LEND COLOR TO, HAUL DOWN ONE S COLORS, HORSE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, NAIL ONE S COLORS TO THE MAST, OFF COLOR or OFF COLORED, SAIL UNDER FALSE COLORS, SEE THE COLOR OF ONE S MONEY, SHOW ONE S COLORS, WITH FLYING… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • color — See: change color, give color to or lend color to, haul down one s colors, horse of a different color, nail one s colors to the mast, off color or off colored, sail under false colors, see the color of one s money, show one s colors, with flying… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • resolve — v 1. fix, settle, confirm, seal; determine, decide, make up one s mind; will, purpose, set one s heart on; insist upon, take a stand, take a step; cross the Rubicon, nail one s colors to the mast, keep to one s courses, stick to one s guns, stick …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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