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stand corrected

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."
See also: correct, stand
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

stand corrected

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.
See also: correct, stand
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

stand corrected

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."
See also: correct, stand
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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In the upcoming movie (and novel) Paper Towns by John Green, he says, and I quote: "What a treacherous thing to believe that a person is more than a person." But as amazing as the book and the author both are, they stand corrected.
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