Definition of stand up in English:

stand up

  • (Of an argument, claim, evidence, etc.) remain valid after close scrutiny or analysis: you need to have hard evidence that will stand up in court the argument does not stand up to analysis
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    • Whether the allegations against her will stand up in court remains to be seen.
    • He claimed they were for me, but I know for a fact that this wouldn't stand up in a court of law.
    • It was examined to see if the idea stood up and had integrity and financial credibility.
    Synonyms
    remain/be valid, be sound, be plausible, hold water, hold up, stand questioning, survive investigation, bear examination, be verifiable, be provable, ring true, be convincing
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