stand up and be counted


: to make one's opinions or beliefs publicly known especially when such action may cause trouble
It's time for everyone who cares about this issue to stand up and be counted.

Examples of stand up and be counted in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web WarnerMedia’s desire to stand up and be counted takes place as Nielsen’s efforts to measure audiences who watch TV using digital technologies as well as linear methods has come under intense scrutiny. Brian Steinberg, Variety, 18 Nov. 2021 Writing in Politico last month, Chuck Todd of Meet the Press implored anti-Trump Republicans to stand up and be counted by appearing on his show. Alex Shephard, The New Republic, 23 Feb. 2021

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“Stand up and be counted.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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