stand between

idiom

: to be in place or position between (two things)
A row of trees stands between the two houses.
often used figuratively
A single putt is the only thing standing between her and the title. If she makes it, she wins.

Examples of stand between in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To become better at strategic adaptation, Ukraine must also remove the institutional and timing obstacles that stand between tactical learning and doctrinal innovation and training. Mick Ryan, Foreign Affairs, 5 Feb. 2024 He is believed to stand between 5 feet, 8 inches and 6 feet tall and weigh between 225 and 250 pounds. Stephen Sorace, Fox News, 19 Nov. 2023 Friday, clearing a path for the companies to close the largest gaming deal ever in the U.S. The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruling means that only U.K. regulators stand between the companies closing the deal before a July 18 deadline. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, 15 July 2023 Four other golfers stand between Stricker and the top of the leaderboard heading into Saturday’s third round, including fellow Madison resident and good friend Jerry Kelly. Jim Owczarski, Journal Sentinel, 30 June 2023 Democracy also entails minority rights (which, to say the least, are not a priority of the Israeli government), strong independent institutions, and mechanisms that stand between moment-to-moment variations in majority public opinion and enacted government policy. Nicholas Lemann, The New Yorker, 13 June 2023 Only three more episodes stand between now and the end of season 4 and thus, the conclusion of the HBO Max series. Jacqueline Saguin, Good Housekeeping, 16 May 2023 The two of them go at each other and Cohen is forced to stand between them, holding them back from a physical altercation. Krystie Lee Yandoli, Rolling Stone, 11 May 2023 Quick, curious, and alert, papillon dogs stand between eight and 11 inches tall and weigh around five to 10 pounds. Country Living, 1 May 2023 See More

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“Stand between.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand%20between. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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