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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Similarly aligned with the brown region are his outstretched arms, which probably aren't actually his: His green-brown shirt's sleeves seem folded behind his back; the forearms--sheathed in red sleeves--emerge from under them, as if someone were standing behind him, performing a magic trick.
Then he turned and pinned a special Eagle Scout pin on his parents standing behind him - giving them a hug for providing him the best home and upbringing any child could ever have had.
Standing behind him as he signed the bill were Secretary of Commerce Donald Evans, Secretary of the Treasury John Snow, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.