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Origin of standoff
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Example sentences from the Web for standoff
Notably, many moderates upset with Pelosi have refused to call her out by name – and make it a point criticize both GOP and Democratic leaders for the coronavirus talk standoff.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The proposed partnership, floated over the weekend, had seemed an ingenious solution for extricating the app, which counts more than 100 million American users, from a high-stakes standoff between Washington and Beijing.Trump suddenly turns against TikTok’s delicate deal|claychandler|September 17, 2020|Fortune
Its continued connected TV distribution standoffs with Amazon and Roku.As AT&T considers downsizing its media business, whither WarnerMedia?|Tim Peterson|September 2, 2020|Digiday
It could even come down to an old-fashioned standoff bidding war on the floor of the City Council chambers.
The standoff between NBCU and the CTV platforms resembles the distribution disputes between traditional pay-TV providers and TV networks.Shut out of Fire TV and Roku, Peacock is the latest example of the arrival power moves to streaming|Tim Peterson|July 15, 2020|Digiday
He was threatening to immolate both of them when police ended a standoff by grabbing him.Indiana Serial Killer’s Confession Was Just the Start|Michael Daly|October 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ex-MMA fighter Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller live-tweeted a standoff with police over domestic violence charges.The MMA Fighters Have Gone Crazy: ‘Mayhem’ Miller the Latest in a Long Line of Psycho Pugilists|Robert Silverman|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Faced with this opponent, the United States has a variety of military options for using its aerial and standoff firepower.
Merah was gunned down by police after a tense manhunt and violent 32-hour standoff at his apartment.First Anti-Semitic Attack Since World War II Rocks Brussels|Tracy McNicoll|May 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke out against Bundy after the standoff.What Cliven Bundy’s Famous Backers Said, Before and After|Olivia Nuzzi|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It was a standoff, by my cooking and doing other camp duties and marketing our products.The Adventures of Two Alabama Boys|H. J. Crumpton and Washington Bryan Crumpton
But the court will know that you have as much interest in lying as I have, and itll just be a standoff.The Radio Boys at Mountain Pass|Allen Chapman
British Dictionary definitions for standoff
verb stand off (adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with standoff
Stay at a distance, remain apart, as in Carol stood off from the others. [First half of 1600s] This usage gave rise to the adjective standoffish for “aloof” or “reserved in a haughty way.”
Put off, keep away, as in The police stood off the angry strikers. [Second half of 1800s]