stand still for (something)

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stand still for (something)

To accept, tolerate, endure, or put up with something. (Often used in the negative to indicate the opposite.) Do you really think the boss will stand still for this outrageous plan of yours? The people of this country will not stand still for the persecution administered by the despots and corrupt politicians in government.
See also: stand, still
References in classic literature ?
Ralph stood still for a moment to light his pipe beneath a lamp.