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.
See also: know, one, stand

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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These things have a habit of getting out and areas can become grey and clouded, so right the way through we all know where we stand.
It's more sensible to let people know where we stand and we will know more tomorrow.
Coleman said: "We know Edwin has been linked with some big clubs and I think we need to know where we stand by January.
There are a lot of different views out there and we want to be able to let city leaders know where we stand.
We are swimming in numbers, but still don't know where we stand in terms of our IT assets contributing to our business objectives.
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