know where stand

know where you stand

1. to be certain of what someone thinks He didn't even send me a birthday card, so now I know where I stand.
2. to be certain of your position In the old days, the editor was the dictator, and all the employees knew where they stood.
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know where you stand

to know what someone thinks about you, how they expect you to behave, and how they are likely to behave themselves She's quite a strict boss, but at least you know where you stand with her. Peter didn't even send me a birthday card, so I know where I stand now.
See also: know, stand