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stand someone in good steadto come in handy for someone in the futureRate it:

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a good beginning makes a good endingGood beginnings promise a good end; start off on a good note to reap the benefits at the end.Rate it:

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good fences make good neighborsIt is better to mind one's own business than get involved with other people's affairs.Rate it:

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what's good for the goose is good for the ganderWhat is good for a woman is equally good for a man; or, what a woman can have or do, so can a man have or do. This comes from an earlier proverb, "What's sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander."Rate it:

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what's good for the goose is good for the ganderWhat is good for one type is equally good for another type, despite any irrelevant differences between the types.Rate it:

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stand in someone's shoesTo see from another's point of view; to feel what another feels.Rate it:

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give someone an inch and someone will take a mileIf concessions are made for someone, that will embolden them to take further advantage of the person who helped them, instead of being content with what they have been given.Rate it:

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stand a chanceTo have a chance.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo attempt to hold a position in battle.Rate it:

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stand tallTo behave in a brave, proud, or unyielding manner, without retreating from confrontation, danger, or adversity.Rate it:

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stand byTo remain loyal or faithful.Rate it:

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stand forTo mean; to symbolize; to represent.Rate it:

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stand in forTo replace; to act as a double or substitute for.Rate it:

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stand backTo maintain a safe distance from a hazard.Rate it:

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stand byTo wait in expectation of some event; to make ready.Rate it:

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stand downTo wait; to stop pursuing or fighting.Rate it:

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stand forTo advocate, to support.Rate it:

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stand from underTo escape something falling or being thrown from above.Rate it:

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stand offTo stand some distance apart form something or someone.Rate it:

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stand on endTo stand erect, bristle, especially from fear.Rate it:

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stand upTo rise from a lying or sitting position.Rate it:

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stand upTo bring something up and set it into a standing position.Rate it:

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stand up againstTo defy or challenge someone.Rate it:

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take a standTo assert an opinion or viewpoint; to defend one's point of view or beliefs.Rate it:

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a house divided against itself cannot standA group or organisation weakened by internal dissent will not remain united.Rate it:

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at a standIn a state of confusion or uncertainty; undecided what to do next.Rate it:

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stand forTo tolerate.Rate it:

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stand stock stillPaul Travers' Adventures, by Sam T. Clover.Rate it:

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stand upTo jilt or shirk.Rate it:

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stand upTo stand immediately behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a slow or spin bowler, and to attempt to stump the batsman.Rate it:

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stand byTo do nothing. To be inactive in a situation.Rate it:

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blow this popsicle standTo leave an establishment speedily.Rate it:

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stand one's groundTo maintain or stick by an opinion or position; to remain resolute in the face of opposition.Rate it:

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blow this pop standTo exit or remove oneself from a less than exciting location or environment.Rate it:

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can't standhateRate it:

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if you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchenIf you cannot handle the pressure, you should not be in a position where you have to deal with it.Rate it:

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not have a leg to stand onTo lack support, as in an argument, debate, or negotiation.Rate it:

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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the partners has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:

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one-night standEither of the two partners involved in such a single sexual encounter.Rate it:

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one-night standA single sexual encounter between two individuals, where at least one of the parties has no immediate intention or expectation of establishing a longer-term sexual or romantic relationship. As the phrase implies, the relationship lasts for only one night.Rate it:

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one-night standAn occasion when a performer or team of them expects to perform at a theater for a single evening.Rate it:

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stand asideTo step sideways to make a space for someone else.Rate it:

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stand asideTo leave a job or position voluntarily so that someone else can have it instead.Rate it:

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stand asideTo temporarily recuse oneself from action or decision-making in some domain.Rate it:

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stand backTo abstain from participation.Rate it:

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stand backTo stand a long way behind the wicket so as to catch balls from a fast bowler.Rate it:

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stand behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stand, behind.Rate it:

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stand behindTo support; express one's supportRate it:

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stand correctedSaid to acknowledge someone who corrects something that one says or writes that was not correct.Rate it:

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stand downFor me this means stop being mean a bullyRate it:

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