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 guarantee, ensure, or show one's steadfast support of someone or something, or for someone's or something's worth, ability, performance, etc. I'm very grateful to my husband, who always stood behind me during the inquest. If your own employees won't stand behind your new software, how can you expect uptake by the public?
See also: behind, stand
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He said: "I'm cheating myself and I'm cheating my fans to a degree, if I don't stand behind something at some point, and say 'This is my position on life and this how I feel about it.
For a salesperson, the ability to Stand behind something that you have sold is what is often most important.
It's a rare occasion when OCC endorses a product, so if we stand behind something, it works," said Paul Teutul, Sr.