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. As for Infadoos, he took up a position by the door of the hut.
As for those who think Khan's words are mere rhetoric in front of a foreign audience, and nothing happens in Pakistan without the go-ahead of Pakistan's army, this is what Khan said in the US: "We could not be disarming them [militant groups] if the security forces were not standing behind us. Police is incapable of disarming these groups.
"At the end of the day, we can keep our heads up high, but until the season is over, we just have to give everything that we have got - every inch, every one of us and all the fans need to keep believing and standing behind us."
Al-Sayer said, "His Highness the Amir was supporting us and standing behind us all the way.
So cheer for all those standing behind us; our families and supporters like the military charities without whom this would not be possible.
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. Therefore, the PR Pressure conferences were born.
"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."
aWe have a very strong alliance standing behind us. NATO is the strongest military and political alliance in human history.
The next time I saw him was at the gate, he was standing behind us. I was travelling with my mother and she let him through because she was a bit afraid of him," said the passenger.
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.