stand corrected

Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected—we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): “I stand corrected, and myself reprove.”


Nearby words

  1. stanchlessly,
  2. stand,
  3. stand a chance,
  4. stand at ease,
  5. stand by,
  6. stand down,
  7. stand fast,
  8. stand for,
  9. stand guard,
  10. stand in

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