know where one stands

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know where one stands

  1. Be aware of one's position relative to others, or how one is regarded by others, as in I'd love to know where I stand with the new board.

  2. Be aware of one's own opinion or feelings about something, as in He knows where he stands on the issue of public housing.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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