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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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.
This year, low productivity of Southeast king salmon forced restrictions in all fisheries, with some anglers and all trollers standing down for large periods of the season.
Music surrounded them, moving the protesters with spiritual songs and asking the officers to stand down.
Qasim Soleimani, Iran’s military point man in Iraq, traveled to the Iraqi Kurdistan capital of Irbil before the referendum to persuade Barzani to stand down, Osman said.
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