First Known Use of stand-down
Definition of stand down
- In December of 1944, it was judged safe to stand down the Home Guard … after four and a half years of guarding Britain against invasion.
- —Anthony Bailey
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About 40% of its 80-odd judges will have to stand down.
LaVar Ball won't stand down, even when his son Lonzo didn't live up to all that hype in his first NBA game.
Analysts said that by putting his reputation on the line with his statement, Mr. Kim was now far more unlikely to stand down.
But the group's chairman, Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., said Thursday that its members would stand down after GOP leaders promised a full debate next month on a stand-alone bill to reauthorize the program, known as Section 702.
The standoff ended with the government standing down.
Mike Nyerges Futbol Club Cincinnati supporters hoping for news about Major League Soccer expansion can stand down until at least Monday.
After Robart’s ruling, the Department of Homeland Security stood down, halting efforts to turn away green-card and visa holders from seven Muslim-majority countries.
This does mean that about 40% of the current bench, over 80-strong, would have to stand down by the end of the year.
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