stand on dignity

stand on dignity
stand on (your) dignity to demand to be treated with more respect than other people because you think you are more important.

And although he held a senior position in the company he would never stand on his dignity.


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  • Dignity — Dig ni*ty, n.; pl. {Dignities}. [OE. dignete, dignite, OF. dignet[ e], dignit[ e], F. dignit[ e], fr. L. dignitas, from dignus worthy. See {Dainty}, {Deign}.] 1. The state of being worthy or honorable; elevation of mind or character; true worth;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand on your dignity — phrase to make it very clear to someone that they must treat you with respect Thesaurus: your opinion of yourselfsynonym to think you are importantsynonym Main entry: dignity * * * ˌstand on your ˈdignity idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand on your dignity — stand on (your) dignity to demand to be treated with more respect than other people because you think you are more important. And although he held a senior position in the company he would never stand on his dignity …   New idioms dictionary

  • dignity — ► NOUN (pl. dignities) 1) the state or quality of being worthy of respect. 2) a composed or serious manner. 3) a sense of pride in oneself. ● stand on one s dignity Cf. ↑stand on one s dignity …   English terms dictionary

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  • stand on one's dignity — ► stand on one s dignity insist on being treated with respect. Main Entry: ↑dignity …   English terms dictionary

  • stand on one's dignity — To assume a manner that asserts a claim to be treated with respect • • • Main Entry: ↑dignity * * * insist on being treated with due respect …   Useful english dictionary

  • stand — [stand] vi. stood, standing [ME standen < OE standan; akin to MDu standen, Goth standan < IE base * stā , to stand, be placed > L stare, to stand, Gr histanai, to set, cause to stand] 1. a) to be or remain in a generally upright position …   English World dictionary

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  • Stand and Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free — National anthem of  Zambia Also known as Lumbanyeni Zambia English: Stand yet Sing of Zambia, Proud and Free …   Wikipedia

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