stand down

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

stand down

verb

Definition of STAND DOWN

intransitive verb
1
:  to leave the witness stand
2
chiefly British
a :  to go off duty
b :  to withdraw from a contest, a position of leadership, or a state of alert or readiness
transitive verb
:  to remove (as a military unit) from active duty

First Known Use of STAND DOWN

1681

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