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Stand guard

Watch over, act as a lookout, as in We’ll climb the tree and get the apples if Josh will stand guard, or There’s a parking space; stand guard while I make a U-turn and get to it. This term alludes to the military defense of posting guards to watch for the enemy.


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    see: in awe of

  • Stand in for

    Substitute for, as in He’s kindly agreed to stand in for me at the reception. [ Early 1900s ]

  • Standing

    noun 1. rank or status, especially with respect to social, economic, or personal position, reputation, etc.: He had little standing in the community. 2. good position, reputation, or credit: He is a merchant of standing in the community. 3. length of existence, continuance, residence, membership, experience, etc.: a friend of long standing. 4. standings, Sports. […]

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