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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Inside the courthouse, members of the group confronted Rodriguez, who was standing down the hall from Dept.
Some Democratic power brokers have tried to get Ganim to stand down because of felony conviction and imprisonment for public corruption.
If, for some reason, SpaceX doesn’t launch by the 26th, the mission will have to stand down while NASA shifts its focus to launching another big spacecraft, the InSight Mars lander, which is taking off from California.
Elijah himself, who had just stood down hundreds of priests and an angry king, fled like a scared dog from the threats of Queen Jezebel.
In the bottom of the third inning, a man jumped on to the field from the stands down the third-base line and proceeded to run out into the middle of the game.
But there is a time to stand down or, in the case of Mr. Tan, to live to fight another day.
Bruised and beaten, our survivors drive away safely past fields of birds that are momentarily standing down, as their chirps and cries drown out the car’s motor.
That has led to plenty of speculation about who may replace Wenger in the Emirates dugout if he is let go or opts to stand down, with Juventus boss Max Allegri and former Borussia Dortmund gaffer Thomas Tuchel heavily linked.
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