One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Be able to keep up with another or others.‘a sprinter will never stand the pace with a distance man’
- ‘Get the right job here and, providing you can stand the pace, you could soon be very rich indeed.’
- ‘It is often useful for the prosecutor to find out whether the prosecution witnesses can stand the pace of a High Court hearing or a District Court jury trial hearing.’
- ‘Never ones to quit, they stayed the pace even when colleagues wanted to go home.’
- ‘There's no doubt the group will continue to produce challenging and provocative work - after all, they've managed to stand the pace pretty well, so far.’
- ‘We were able to stay the pace, to meet them head-on in the tackle and to carry the ball to them.’
- ‘They look tough and strong and possess abundant stamina to stand the pace.’
- ‘I'm 33, and it's getting more and more difficult for my body to stay the pace.’
- ‘But East had the extra commitment, fire and speed that helped them stay the pace, withstand the pressure and finally run out worthy winners.’
- ‘All ages joined in on Saturday although rumour has it that some of the younger ones couldn't stand the pace.’
- ‘Cushnahan reckons he has stayed the pace, winning the seat three times with an increased vote on each occasion.’
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