know where (one) stands

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know where (one) stands

1. To know how one is regarded or perceived by someone else. I think I did well in the interview, but I wish I knew where I stood with the recruiter.
2. To know one's position or views on some topic. I'm opposed to this measure, but does anyone know where the boss stands on it?
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know where someone stands

(on someone or something) to know what someone thinks or feels about something. I don't know where John stands on this issue. I don't even know where I stand.
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know where one stands

1. Be aware of one's position relative to others, or how one is regarded by others, as in I'd love to know where I stand with the new board.
2. Be aware of one's own opinion or feelings about something, as in He knows where he stands on the issue of public housing.
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know where you ˈare/ˈstand

know what your position is; know what somebody expects of you: I don’t know where I stand with him. I don’t know what he feels about me.Has she talked to you about your chances of promotion? Do you know where you stand?
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But it starts the process and, from my point of view, it lets those guys know where they stand with me.
Same-sex couples today know where they stand in a way we couldn't.
The Dodgers want to know where they stand in the race with the Giants.
The liberal denominations do not know where they stand on the issues of God, law, revelation, autonomy, etc.
It allows the City to know where they stand on budgets, to set and track performance benchmarks, and to spot trends and issues before they become problems.
It is important for the business community to be aware of our legislators and know where they stand on the issues,'' said Kim Kurowski, the chamber's executive vice president.
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The good people of California should let the decision-makers at the University of California know where they stand.
mkt10 believes Top Performers deserve to know where they stand at all times.
If they want to know where they stand, you can come and see me,'' Cowher said.
I call on both Republican and Democratic office holders and candidates to speak out loudly on this issue and let us know where they stand.
It has a good track record for letting doctors know where they stand with their peers in prescribing effective generic drugs, and for involving patients in self-care and disease management programs.
Many physicians don't know where they stand competitively.
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