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stand still for

Slang definitions & phrases for stand still for

sit still for

verb phrase

To accept or condone; tolerate something provocative: The nation will simply not sit still for the years of slow growth (1940s+)


stand for

verb phrase

To tolerate or abide something; SWALLOW something • usually in the negative: He said he wouldn't stand for being replaced (entry form 1626+, variant 1970s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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stand still for

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