stand at ease


see at ease, def. 2.

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Example sentences from the Web for stand at ease

  • At the approach of this symbol of the law, Mrs. Bindle stepped back and brought her mop to the stand-at-ease position.

    Mrs. Bindle|Hebert Jenkins
  • It was the stand-at-ease of a soldier, or of an Indian wrapped in his blanket in the city square.

  • His hands fell on his hips as, in his mess, an officer with no pockets drops his knuckles on his waist-line for a stand-at-ease.