stand on


verb (intr)

(adverb) to continue to navigate a vessel on the same heading
(preposition) to insist onto stand on ceremony
stand on one's own feet or stand on one's own two feet informal to be independent or self-reliant

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Idioms and Phrases with stand on

stand on

1

Be based on, depend on, as in Our success will stand on their support. [c. 1600]

2

Insist on observance of, as in Let's not stand on ceremony. This usage today is nearly always put in a negative context. [Mid-1500s]

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