Definition of stand up in English:

stand up

phrasal verb

  • (of an argument, claim, evidence, etc.) remain valid after close scrutiny or analysis.

    ‘but will your story stand up in court?’
    • ‘Therefore the notion of supply/demand does not stand up to scientific scrutiny.’
    • ‘However, not one of them stands up to even a modicum of scholarly scrutiny.’
    • ‘I am not suggesting that his arguments necessarily stood up to academic scrutiny.’
    • ‘His account is rife with factual errors and fails to stand up to scrutiny.’
    • ‘The question is whether, either in a court of law or in the mind of an objective observer, this defence stands up.’
    • ‘Whether the allegations against her will stand up in court remains to be seen.’
    • ‘It was examined to see if the idea stood up and had integrity and financial credibility.’
    • ‘He claimed they were for me, but I know for a fact that this wouldn't stand up in a court of law.’
    • ‘One's own morality only stands up to so much scrutiny before breaking down.’
    • ‘We are confident that our plan stands up to scrutiny and we remain committed to green energy projects.’
    be valid, remain 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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