ceremony

(redirected from ceremonies)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.

not stand on ceremony

To not observe or hold strictly to protocol or formalities. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Time is of the essence, so let's get started right away and not stand on ceremonies. Please, don't stand on ceremonies on my behalf—keep eating!
See also: ceremony, not, on, stand

without ceremony

Without the niceties or etiquette normally demanded by the social situation; roughly, informally, or uncouthly. Without ceremony, the new police chief barged into the room and began barking orders at the officers. It was a little disenchanting when he just signed my copy of his book without ceremony and sent me on my way. He didn't even look up from the table!
See also: ceremony, without

stand on ceremony

To observe or adhere strictly or insistently to formalities or traditional protocol. We've all been acquainted already, so there's no need to stand on ceremony for this interview. Please, don't stand on ceremonies on my behalf—keep eating!
See also: ceremony, on, stand

stand on ceremony

to hold rigidly to protocol or formal manners. (Often in the negative.) Please help yourself to more. Don't stand on ceremony. We are very informal around here. Hardly anyone stands on ceremony.
See also: ceremony, on, stand

not stand on ceremony

If you do not stand on ceremony, you act in a relaxed and informal way with someone. Do call me Amelia, dear. We don't stand on ceremony in this family.
See also: ceremony, not, on, stand

stand on ceremony

insist on the observance of formalities; behave formally.
See also: ceremony, on, stand

without ceremony

without preamble or politeness.
See also: ceremony, without

stand on ˈceremony

(British English) behave in a very formal way: Come on — don’t stand on ceremony! Start eating or the food will get cold!
See also: ceremony, on, stand

without ˈceremony

in a very rough or informal way: He found himself pushed without ceremony out of the house and into the street.
See also: ceremony, without
References in periodicals archive ?
I would like to infuse that passion into the ceremonies," Song said.
territories appoint Veterans Day chairpersons who, in cooperation with the Veterans Day National Committee and the Department of Defense, arrange and promote local ceremonies.
But the ceremonies are good for those who identify strongly with being LGBT, says Ronni Sanlo, director of the University of California, Los Angeles, LGBT Center.
What can we learn from rituals such as flag presentation ceremonies if they, in fact, did not constitute public affirmations of the Confederacy and its politics?
Labour cabinet member for corporate services, Coun Hazel Stephenson, said: "I welcome the introduction of commitment ceremonies.
Each (departing) commander will be greatly missed," said Gitto to MTMC soldiers, civilians and guests at the ceremonies.
And it is at least as difficult to assess the myriad factors--both societal and uniquely Catholic--that lead young couples to choose non-Catholic ceremonies.
For politically oppressed Haitians the danced joy of their ceremonies keeps hope alive.
Capella's commencement ceremonies are held twice a year.
The Walk of Honor ceremonies will be followed by the Celebrate Downtown Lancaster street festival from 5:30 to 9:30 p.
A Florida public school board has agreed to stop conducting graduation ceremonies in overtly religious settings, settling a lawsuit filed by Americans United for Separation of Church and State.
36) Although it is difficult to say for certain, it seems that civil ceremonies followe d the trend as well.
While several of the flag folding ceremonies provide honorable tribute to the U.
They select symbols and rituals they both can agree on for their weddings and for ceremonies that dedicate their children to God or recognize their children's coming of age.