stand at ease
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see at ease, def. 2.
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How to use stand at ease in a sentence
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|Gilbert Parker
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