stand on
phrasal 1. to depend on 2. to insist on <
never stands on ceremony
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • stand on ceremony — {v. phr.} To follow strict rules of politeness; be very formal with other people. Usually used with a helping verb in the negative. * /Grandmother does not stand on ceremony when her grandchildren call./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand on ceremony — {v. phr.} To follow strict rules of politeness; be very formal with other people. Usually used with a helping verb in the negative. * /Grandmother does not stand on ceremony when her grandchildren call./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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  • stand on one's own feet — or[stand on one s own two feet] {v. phr.} To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. * /After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own living./ * /You should learn to stand on your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand on one's own feet — or[stand on one s own two feet] {v. phr.} To depend on yourself; do things yourself; earn your own living; be independent. * /After his father died, John had to stand on his own feet and earn his own living./ * /You should learn to stand on your… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand on one's own two feet — verb To be independent. To survive without any help. Its about time he left home and learnt how to stand on his own two feet …   Wiktionary

  • stand on ceremony — verb To act in a formal, ceremonious or overly polite manner. Please make yourself at home theres no need to stand on ceremony …   Wiktionary

  • stand on end — verb To stand erect, bristle, especially from fear …   Wiktionary

  • stand on one's own feet — phrasal to think or act independently …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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