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
References in classic literature ?
The Queen and the outlaw had turned at the first words to see the King standing behind them, and now Norman of Torn rose, half smiling, and greeted his father.
Those who planned the attack on some Sunni scholars had imagined that Sunni-Shiite strife had begun and that it would snowball, but they and those standing behind them were disappointed," he added.
Does he not realise that his own parents are 'coffin dodgers', and it's most likely that there is some other moron who holds the same views as him, standing behind them as they hold queues up, too?
This produces a pain in the neck for the women carrying the bag--and for the people standing behind them in security lines.
We have been serving [the gay] community for many years, and we're standing behind them.
After the first team shoots, the other team takes up position on its goal line, with the first team now standing behind them.
JBoss is focused on delivering superior Professional Open Source products to the market and standing behind them with the highest level of service quality and support to ensure peace of mind with our growing customer base," said Brad Murdoch, vice president of services, JBoss, Inc.
Our policyholders should take comfort in knowing they have a financially strong company standing behind them in their time of need.