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?
See also: know, stand

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?
See also: know, stand
References in classic literature ?
You must know where you stand. You must know what pays and what doesn't and what pays best.
"You're missing out on pre-season, you're not training and you don't know where you stand in any squad.
KNOW YOUR RIGHTS IT pays to know where you stand before trying to make a return.
Less treacherous, one-arming it: you know where you stand. One thing, though: my pupils?
I doubt they will be able to do this but, if they do and it carries your signature, at least you will know where you stand.
Psalm 108:1 IT'S a proud moment when you know where you stand, when you know what you believe, when you know a little of what life is about.
i stole your quote," which got Kardashian to write, "And the quote really goes 'sometimes it takes a good fall to know where you stand' [Cite] your source!" (ANI)
"If you fudge your message and kowtow to the extent that the Labour voter doesn't know where you stand, you pay a price" - Ed Balls, a contender for the Labour leadership, accusing former PM Gordon Brown of having 'trimmed and fudged' the party's message to gain media support.
Let him or her know where you stand. (AU's Church-State Action Center can help you with this.
There is something scary about these paintings: They're tangled and energetic and you don't know where you stand with them.
Know where you stand, know what you stand to lose, and make your decision based on the cost of risk and the price of effective protection.
Gilbert also quoted Jesuit Father Daniel Berrigan: "Know where you stand, and stand there." Simple advice, but how many of us have done the grueling inner work required to establish a solid anchor?
Life without cash is on the horizon, but always know where you stand in line or on the phone with the bank.
You never quite know where you stand. Life would be boring without that tinge of doubt--was that a sly wink or just fluttering to get a lash out of the eye?
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