stand behind (someone or something)

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stand behind (someone or something)

1. Literally, to stand or position oneself to the rear of someone or something. Okay, Jake, you stand behind Samantha here in line. I think that's my blind date standing awkwardly behind the statue across the square.
2. To show one's support of someone or something. I'm very grateful to my wonderful fans, who always stood behind me during this trying experience. Several senators have come forward to say that they will stand behind Representative Davis's controversial new bill.
3. To express or demonstrate confidence in something. If your own employees won't stand behind the security of your new software, how can you expect the public to trust it? I know it isn't a popular one, but I still stand behind my decision.
See also: behind, stand
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Is to stand behind him in front of a mirror and very slowly Go through the ancient silly ritual: prop up the shirt collar, Drape the tie around the holy squirming lean beloved neck You have seen every day for years and years since the first Moment you saw it peer out of its moist miraculous cavern.
t laiai "He has done a lot for this club and just because it's not going well at the moment, it doesn't mean you don't stand behind him.
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I stand behind his policies and I stand behind him 100 percent."