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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All the firing archers stand on a make-believe firing line while the other team stands behind them.
JBoss provides resources, technology direction and core development for innovative open source projects and stands behind them with enterprise-grade support and services.
JBoss provides resources, technology direction and core development for popular open source projects and stands behind them with enterprise-grade support and services.
The JBoss team of technical experts drives core development of freely distributed open source software products and stands behind them with 24x7 production support, development support, training, consulting and documentation.