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stand corrected

To admit that one was incorrect or has been proven wrong. A: "No, John, the wedding was in Nevada, not Utah." B: "Oops, I stand corrected."
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stand corrected

to admit that one has been wrong. I realize that I accused him wrongly. I stand corrected. We appreciate now that our conclusions were wrong. We stand corrected.
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stand corrected

Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected-we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): "I stand corrected, and myself reprove."
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ISLAMABAD -- Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Wednesday expressed his regrets over the remarks he made in Karachi about the length of women's skirt and conceded that the comments were inappropriate on the occasion and he stands corrected.
The Chief Justice observed that he had only quoted Winston Churchill which was inappropriate on the occasion and he stands corrected.
Chief Justice said that he had only quoted Winston Churchill which was inappropriate on the occasion and he stands corrected.
Third, he stands corrected in what might be called judicial craftsmanship.
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