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
References in classic literature ?
On three of these, at a sign from Infadoos, we seated ourselves, Umbopa standing behind us.
A: None of us would be as successful as we are without a strong team standing behind us cheering us on.
We stepped forward with the idea of creating a forum for change and, before we knew it, we had over 50 agencies standing behind us.
As America's shooting team, every dollar counts toward achieving our mission and we're proud to know we have a team of people standing behind us in pursuit of our goals.
The next time I saw him was at the gate, he was standing behind us.
Vikas Khanvelkar, Managing Director, DesignTech Systems Ltd shared his thoughts and stated " We are immensely thankful and grateful to our employees, partners, clients and all other stakeholders and well wishers for standing behind us and showing confidence in our work.
A woman who was standing behind us asked where we were from.
I watched the old woman standing behind us in the doorway, eyes closed in ecstasy trying to soak in as much of the coolness in the few seconds allowed to her before she returned to the oven she called home.
A large number of people who were standing behind us tried to reach the bhandara site before us.
The face of the woman standing behind us fell - she had just been described and was not amused.
Adds Sobel: "It's unusual to see governmental bodies standing behind us against a well-respected organization.
Reggie and Steve were not moving, but Curt was standing behind us with a Carbon Express shaft nocked and ready.
The opportunity to have the largest software company in the world standing behind us is tremendously energizing," Dr.