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
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You know where you stand with him so I'm excited for this year.
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.
We'll publish the results and let the candidates know where you stand.
You always know where you stand with Howie," the singer says.
You really don't know where you stand until you have some kind of uprising or problem,'' said Buck Williams, also a member of the Knicks.
While you can still submit a claim after buying, a prior authorization lets you know where you stand.
You never fail to know where you stand with Eisenhower.
Flowers eventually wilt and chocolates are gobbled up, but ring tones let you know where you stand every day.
Her new CD's title--a 90-word pep talk--does provide more evidence to those who consider her self-indulgent: When the Pawn Hits the Conflicts He Thinks Like a King / What He Knows Throws the Blows When He Goes to the Fight /And He'll Win the Whole Thing fore He Enters the Ring / There's No Body to Batter When Your Mind Is Your Might / So When You Go Solo, You Hold Your Own Hand / And Remember That Depth Is the Greatest of Heights / And if You Know Where You Stand, Then You Know Where to Land / And if You Fall It Won't Matter, Cuz You'll Know That You're Right.
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