stand on ceremony


: to insist on doing the things that are usual or expected in polite or formal behavior
usually used in negative statements
He doesn't stand on ceremony, he gets the job done.

Examples of stand on ceremony in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His guests didn’t stand on ceremony. New York Times, 28 Apr. 2022 When the family is there, servants don’t wear the usual royal uniforms and Philip does not stand on ceremony. Emily Burack, Town & Country, 20 Apr. 2022

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“Stand on ceremony.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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