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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According to the police, the GCC woman expressed her displeasure when she saw the women click selfies while she was standing behind them, and warned them not to photograph her, but they persisted.
Does he not realise that his own parents are 'coffin dodgers', and it's most likely that there is some other moron who holds the same views as him, standing behind them as they hold queues up, too?
This produces a pain in the neck for the women carrying the bag--and for the people standing behind them in security lines.
"We have been serving [the gay] community for many years, and we're standing behind them."
"People should also be aware of people standing behind them, some fraudsters stand behind you in the queue at the cash point, this is known as 'shoulder surfing'."
After the first team shoots, the other team takes up position on its goal line, with the first team now standing behind them. Caution: If the ball is closer than 15 meters, do not allow the shot.