not stand on ceremony

not stand on ceremony

To not observe or hold strictly to protocol or formalities. Hello, ladies and gentlemen. Time is of the essence, so let's get started right away and not stand on ceremony. Please, don't stand on ceremony on my behalf—keep eating!
See also: ceremony, not, on, stand
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

not stand on ceremony

If you do not stand on ceremony, you act in a relaxed and informal way with someone. Do call me Amelia, dear. We don't stand on ceremony in this family.
See also: ceremony, not, on, stand
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012
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