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Origin of stand-up
Words nearby stand-up
Example sentences from the Web for stand-up
Spencer, 27, is variously described as a writer and a stand-up comic.Meet Stephen Fry’s Future Husband (Who Is Less Than Half His Age)|Tom Sykes|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The correspondent does a stand-up next to a burning pile of heroin and gets a taste of its effect.
I watch his stand-up, I watch Chris Rock's, I read Baldwin and Baraka, I listen to Kanye.
Early this year, Cosby had a sitcom in development for NBC and a stand-up special in development for Netflix.How the World Turned on Bill Cosby: A Day-by-Day Account|Scott Porch|December 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I read that the series Hello Ladies came from a stand-up show of yours.Stephen Merchant Talks ‘Hello Ladies’ movie, the Nicole Kidman Cameo, and Legacy of ‘The Office’|Marlow Stern|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Ring Master should wear a high silk hat, a stand-up collar, and a pair of boots, besides being supplied with a long whip.The Boy Craftsman|A. Neely Hall
We exercise the greatest care with gentlemen's stand-up collars.
A stand-up collar, of remarkable stiffness, kept his head at the proper level of self-respect.In the Year of Jubilee|George Gissing
But what I am positive about is that there is no brain on the top of boys ornamented with stand-up collars.John Bull, Junior|Max O'Rell
And he would be delighted at any time to prove in a stand-up fight the honesty of his convictions.George Borrow and His Circle|Clement King Shorter
British Dictionary definitions for stand-up
- to support, side with, or defend
- US to serve as best man for (the groom) at a wedding
- to confront or resist courageously
- to withstand or endure (wear, criticism, etc)
adjective stand-up (prenominal)
Idioms and Phrases with stand-up
Remain valid, sound, or durable, as in His claim will not stand up in court, or Our old car stood up well over time. [Mid-1900s]
Fail to keep a date or appointment with, as in Al stood her up twice in the past week, and that will be the end of their relationship. [Colloquial; c. 1900] Also see stand up for; stand up to; stand up with.