stand at ease
see at ease, def. 2.
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Examples 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
It was the stand-at-ease of a soldier, or of an Indian wrapped in his blanket in the city square.A Touch Of Sun And Other Stories
Mary Hallock Foote
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.Donovan Pasha And Some People Of Egypt, Complete