be on firm ground

be on firm ground
be on firm ground be sure of one's facts or secure in one's position.
Main Entry: firm

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  • firm ground — safe/firm/ground phrase something that is likely to be correct or accepted Diplomatically, she tried to shift the conversation to firmer ground. Thesaurus: certainty and being certainsynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) on firm ground — be on firm ˈground idiom to be in a strong position in an argument, etc. because you know the facts • Everyone agreed with me, so I knew I was on firm ground. Main entry: ↑firmidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • be on firm ground — be sure of one s facts or secure in one s position. → firm …   English new terms dictionary

  • firm ground — solid land, hard terrain; solid basis …   English contemporary dictionary

  • firm — Ⅰ. firm [1] ► ADJECTIVE 1) having an unyielding surface or structure. 2) solidly in place and stable. 3) having steady power or strength: a firm grip. 4) showing resolute determination. 5) fixed or definite: firm plans …   English terms dictionary

  • ground — ground1 [ground] n. [ME grund < OE, ground, bottom, akin to Ger grund, ON grunnr: for IE base see GRIND] 1. a) Obs. the lowest part, base, or bottom of anything b) the bottom of a body of water 2. the surface of the earth, specif. the solid… …   English World dictionary

  • firm — adj Firm, hard, solid are comparable chiefly as meaning having a texture or consistency that markedly resists deformation by external force. Firm (opposed to loose, flabby) suggests such closeness or compactness of texture or a consistency so… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • on firm ground — on solid ground, secure …   English contemporary dictionary

  • be on firm ground — be sure of one s facts or secure in one s position, esp. in a discussion …   Useful english dictionary

  • firm´ness — firm1 «furm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not yielding easily when pressed; solid; hard: »firm flesh, firm ground. 2. not easily shaken or moved; fixed in place: »a tree firm in the earth. Hope, as an anchor firm and sure, holds fast the Christian… …   Useful english dictionary

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