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stand someone up

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stand someone up

verb phrase

To fail to keep an appointment, esp a date, with someone: You won't stand me up, now will you?

[late 1800s+; perhaps related to stand up in the sense of ''go through a wedding ceremony,'' the image being the forsaken bride or groom left standing alone at the altar]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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