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 ?
On three of these, at a sign from Infadoos, we seated ourselves, Umbopa standing behind us.
As America's shooting team, every dollar counts toward achieving our mission and we're proud to know we have a team of people standing behind us in pursuit of our goals.
The next time I saw him was at the gate, he was standing behind us.
The City Council and citizens of Glendale have been incredible in standing behind us," said Rick Moses, senior vice president of development for Caruso Affiliated.
The Teamsters would like to thank the citizens of the Chicagoland area for standing behind us during this difficult battle," Hancock added
With over 50 years of history proudly standing behind us, we are committed to substantially regenerate ourselves to better serve our customers and, with the alliance with FDPO and CFN Asia, we aim to enable our customers to trade locally and invest globally in its real sense.
We know, because the entire Metro Detroit union community, religious leaders and elected officials are standing behind us.
This arrangement allows us to focus on design, sales and service, knowing that we have world-class mills standing behind us.
To summarize some of our previous discussions with investors: "We have several acquisitions slated and have isolated key funding sources that are standing behind us.
I watched the old woman standing behind us in the doorway, eyes closed in ecstasy trying to soak in as much of the coolness in the few seconds allowed to her before she returned to the oven she called home.
A large number of people who were standing behind us tried to reach the bhandara site before us.
The face of the woman standing behind us fell - she had just been described and was not amused.