the amount of time a battery can power a cellular telephone when calls are not being received or made; the maximum time a cellular telephone can remain in this mode, depending on its battery; also, this operational mode for any other kind of appliance
- 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.”
noun 1. Military. a temporary cessation of offensive actions; cease-fire; truce: a stand-down for the Christmas holidays. 2. a work stoppage or layoff.
noun 1. a person who stands, as a passenger in a train, a spectator at a theater, etc., either because all the seats are taken or because standing room is cheaper than a seat. noun 1. a person who stands, esp when there are no vacant seats stand
noun 1. a rigid or unyielding position.