Definition of stand on one's dignity in English:
Insist on being treated with due respect.
- First, the Lord Advocate stood on his dignity and solemnly intoned that such an idea was an affront to his independence as a law officer charged with the duty of deciding who to prosecute without fear or favour.
- We know he stands on his dignity, but do we know what, if any, policy the Labour Party has.
- Accuse someone of being a liar and it's almost guaranteed to put the nastiness of any debate up another level and require people to ‘stand on their dignity.’
Definition of stand on one's dignity in:
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