stand up and be counted

stand up and be counted

to state one's support (for someone or something). If you believe in more government help for farmers, write your representativestand up and be counted. I'm generally in favor of what you propose, but not enough to stand up and be counted.
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stand up and be counted

Reveal one's convictions or opinions, especially when it requires courage to do so. For example, Stop muttering your complaints about the music; stand up and be counted if you want something changed . The counted in this expression alludes to having one's vote on a matter acknowledged. [c. 1900]
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stand up and be counted

COMMON If you are willing to stand up and be counted, you are willing to state publicly your belief, especially when this could cause trouble for you. We are here, demonstrating, because we want to stand up and be counted. Will we, as members of the Senate and the House, have the guts to stand up and be counted on this issue?
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stand up and be counted

state publicly your support for someone or something.
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stand up and be ˈcounted

say publicly that you support somebody or you agree with something: I think that people who disagree with the policy should stand up and be counted.
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Meanwhile Dunfermline's Scott Thomson has admitted it's time for them to stand up and be counted.
Thomson, who returns to the squad after missing the weekend defeat with a calf injury, said: "As the gaffer says, there is no hiding place and we have all to stand up and be counted.
Among those books are his two previous publications: "The Laws of Management Physics - A Handbook for Hands-On Managers" and "Will the Real Inventory Please Stand Up and Be Counted.