To admit that one was incorrect or has been proven wrong. A: "No, John, the wedding was in Nevada, not Utah." B: "Oops, I stand corrected."
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to admit that one has been wrong. I realize that I accused him wrongly. I stand corrected. We appreciate now that our conclusions were wrong. We stand corrected.
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Agree that one was wrong, as in I stand corrected-we did go to Finland in 1985. This idiom was first recorded in John Dryden's The Maiden Queen (1668): "I stand corrected, and myself reprove."
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- be in the wrong
- in the wrong
- I tell a lie
- garbage in, garbage out
- he, she, etc. could/might be forgiven for doing something
- (one) could be forgiven for (doing something)
- (one) might be forgiven for (doing something)
- (one) will be forgiven for (doing something)
- (one) would be forgiven for (doing something)