stand to attention

idiom

Definition of stand to attention

British
: to stand silently with the body stiff and straight, the feet together, and both arms at the sides The troops stood to attention.

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“Stand to attention.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stand%20to%20attention. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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