a long stand(redirected from a long-stand)
a long stand
An imaginary object that someone is instructed to request from someone else, who then proceeds to leave them standing around waiting indefinitely while it is being "located." A practical joke usually played on a new member of a group or organization. A: "The other guys told me to go ask the foreman for a long stand, and he just left me waiting for nearly an hour before I finally gave up!" B: "Gosh, did you really not understand that they were pulling your leg?"
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- a long weight
- accompany (one) on a/(one's) journey
- accompany on a journey
- bring (someone or something) into contact with (someone or something)
- a stranger to (someone or something)
- be out of (one's) league
- be out of somebody's league
- be in bad with (someone)
- (one) puts (one's) pants on one leg at a time
- bargain for (someone or something) with (someone)