as things stand

as things stand

As a situation is at this time. As things stand, we'll have 12 people at dinner tonight. Will you please apologize to Dottie? As things stand now, she's really mad at you.
See also: stand, thing

as things ˈstand

the present situation is that: As things stand, we won’t finish the job on time, but we might if we get some extra help.
See also: stand, thing
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The problem is," he continues, "that the maximum practical impact energy absorption as things stand is about 500 joules before solutions become unfeasible.