They used to stand up in conference and say, ‘Quit worrying about it, we’ve got it all taken care of.
Unlike in stand up where there are far more women of color, in improv, their presence is sorely lacking.
“Dad had jeans that could stand up and deliver the State of the Union,” Reagan joked.
England fans also love to bring up the score from the two World Wars, singing “stand up if you won the war!”
But is the “force” strong enough for her to stand up to that darn media that keeps “ making things up?”
But all that would be no good if he would not stand up when the pinch came.
I'll spend no time belly-aching but I'll stand up to this like a man.
“They tell me that you stand up for him,” she said, with a peculiar warmth in her voice.
I do not stand up in this presence to indulge in any mock sentimentality.
It was a good fifty feet in length and had a cabin in which one could stand up if one were not very tall.
Old English standan (class VI strong verb; past tense stod, past participle standen), from Proto-Germanic *sta-n-d- (cf. Old Norse standa, Old Saxon and Gothic standan, Old High German stantan, Swedish stå, Dutch staan, German stehen), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet).
Sense of "to exist, be present" is attested from c.1300. Meaning "to pay for as a treat" is from 1821. Phrase stands to reason (1620) is from earlier stands (is constant) with reason. Phrase stand pat is originally from poker (1882); stand down in the military sense of "go off duty" is first recorded 1916. Standing ovation attested by 1968; standing army is from c.1600.
"pause, delay," Old English, from the root of stand (v.). Meaning "place of standing, position" is from c.1300; figurative sense is from 1590s. Sense of "action of standing or coming to a position" is attested from late 14c., especially in reference to fighting. Meaning "raised platform for a hunter or sportsman" is attested from c.1400.
Sense of "stall or booth" is first recorded c.1500. Military meaning "complete set" (of arms, colors, etc.) is from 1721, often a collective singular. Sense of "standing growth of trees" is 1868, American English. Theatrical sense of "each stop made on a performance tour" is from 1896. The word was formerly also slang for "an erection" (1867).
"courageous," 1811, originally of fist fights. To stand (someone) up "fail to keep an appointment" is attested from 1902. Stand-up comic first attested 1966.
To persist and endure against rigors; take it: I've had at least seven lifetimes on Seventh Avenue, mainly because I've learned to stand the gaff
[1896+; fr gaff, the steel spur attached to the leg of a fighting cock]