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15 Cards in this Set

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to allow something to happen or continue to happen
to stand for something
And you think I'd stand for that?
You're a bully and I won't stand for it any longer!
to be the abbreviation of a longer form of words
to stand for something
FAQ stands for 'Frequently Asked Questions'.
Do you know what MP3 stands for?
to confront someone
to stand up to somebody
After years of bullying she finally stood up to him and decided to leave him.
He tried to stand up to his boss but he just wasn't confident enough.
to stand very near someone and watch them very closely
to stand over somebody
It gives me the creeps when she stands over me while I'm working on the computer.
You don't have to stand over me all the time. I can do this work by myself
to fail to keep an appointment with someone, especially a romantic date
to stand somebody up
I waited for her for half an hour before I realised she had stood me up.
You shouldn't stand people up. If you can't keep a date, you should call them.
to leave an important job or role (e.g. in politics) and let someone else do the job
to stand down
She stood down as Prime Minister only two years before she died.
When they found out the Chairman had stolen money from the company, he had to stand down
to be very noticeable because someone/something is very unusual
to stand out
Everyone else wore a white shirt. He really stood out with his bright red t-shirt.
Your rusty old car really stands out beside all those flashy, new sports cars.
to be much better than other people or things in a similar situation
to stand out
When I saw all the other children's pictures, her art work really stood out.
In that whole competition, there were only two dancers who stood out.
to stand somewhere and not do anything (usually in an aimless way)
to stand around
What are you doing standing around? Quick, get upstairs and tidy your room!
I don't have time to stand around waiting for you. Why didn't you call me if you were going to be late?
gal (informal)
given a bad name or reputation (usually unfairly)
to prove that I am innocent of a crime or of some bad behaviour
to clear my name
Even if you try to keep something a secret, people will find out the true facts eventually
The truth will out (saying)
were forced to leave your job
got the boot
chances for future success in employment, education etc.
prospects (always plural)