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Origin of stand-down
Words nearby stand-down
Example sentences from the Web for stand-down
At stand-down in the dawn (hours afterwards) he was sipping his tot of rum.
British Dictionary definitions for stand-down
Idioms and Phrases with stand-down
Leave a witness stand, as in The judge told her to stand down. [Late 1600s]
Withdraw, as from a political contest or a game or race, as in Harry decided to stand down as a candidate for mayor. [Late 1800s]
Go off duty, as in The American forces were ordered to stand down. [Early 1900s]