stand behind (someone or something)

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stand behind (someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand or position oneself to the rear of someone or something. Okay, Jake, you stand behind Samantha here in line. I think that's my blind date standing awkwardly behind the statue across the square.
2. To guarantee, ensure, or show one's steadfast support of someone or something, or for someone's or something's worth, ability, performance, etc. I'm very grateful to my husband, who always stood behind me during the inquest. If your own employees won't stand behind your new software, how can you expect uptake by the public?
See also: behind, stand
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Is to stand behind him in front of a mirror and very slowly Go through the ancient silly ritual: prop up the shirt collar, Drape the tie around the holy squirming lean beloved neck You have seen every day for years and years since the first Moment you saw it peer out of its moist miraculous cavern.
KARACHI, January 03, 2011 (Frontier Star): The Pakistan Peoples Party and Co-Chairman President Asif Ali Zardari have full confidence in Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani and solidly stand behind him in foiling any attempt to destabilize the coalition government.
I volunteered to stand behind him during his photo op,'' admitted one of the fireman.
He weighed 4 pounds when I got him, and now I stand behind him (on stage) and nobody can see me.
secretary-general, Africans have been released from their pledge to stand behind him in the face of American opposition and are now free to nominate other Africans in order to save the seat for that region.