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Stand up and be counted

stand up and be counted
Reveal one’s convictions or opinions, especially when it requires courage to do so. For example, Stop muttering your complaints about the music; stand up and be counted if you want something changed. The counted in this expression alludes to having one’s vote on a matter acknowledged. [ c. 1900 ]


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    noun a comic monologue performed by one person standing on a stage; also called stand-up Examples Stand-up comedy is more political than you can imagine. Word Origin 1960s

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    noun a performer who stands and delivers a comic monologue on a stage; also called stand-up comedian Examples Being a stand-up comic is a fun way to make a living. Word Origin 1966

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