stand behind (someone or something)

(redirected from stands behind us)

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 periodicals archive ?
We are instructed to cover ourselves from head to toe - including hair - before instructor Darlene stands behind us for a "positive visualisation" meditative session.
In the words of Maj Feyko, "Canada Army Run is a humbling, patriotic experience that also reminds injured members of the great nation that stands behind us.
No legislation or legal judgment can repair the awful damage Iran did to all of our families, but at least we can all know that our country stands behind us in seeking justice for Iran's murderous rampages," said Lynn Smith Derbyshire National Spokesperson for the Beirut Families and whose brother, Marine Captain Vincent Smith, was killed in the bombing.
I have no money of my own, but the country stands behind us.
My family were here in the stands behind us and I turned to celebrate with them.
Scott Gration (left) stands behind US President Barak Obama during the presidential election campaign, March 2008 (AP)
He stands behind us and backs us all, even when we are getting criticism from elsewhere he defends us.
We know the company stands behind us and appreciates the job we do.