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an uptown girl
Many are hard pressed to understand uptown girl. I maintain she has street savvy, is not a pushover, maintains a high degree of persona, care and a reasonable degree of appropriate office fashion.
foul-up, has myriad meanings: goof-up, mess-up, turn out high percentage rejects, commit or cause damage, fail to follow safety regulations, fail to supervise, or orient workers properly etc.
stand one's ground
Finding oneself in a disagreement, confrontation, at odds with others, accused of misfeasance/malfeasance.