not stand for (something)

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not stand for (something)

To refuse to accept, permit, or endure something. You've been insulting me all evening long and I will not stand for it any longer! Our new teacher said she won't stand for talking or fooling around in class.
See also: not, stand
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The message I've tried to convey is that if you do not stand for something you will fall for anything.
Candidates who do not stand for something, stand for nothing.
He hails Labour's "iconic" policies and raps Mr Howard's fixation with focus groups, expensive advisers and private polling, saying: "We did not stand for something - but we fell for anything.