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Meaning of “know where you stand” in the English Dictionary

"know where you stand" in British English

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know where you stand

C2 to ​know what ​youropinion or ​situation is: I ​know where I stand on this ​issue - I'm against the ​war. When we've ​paid all ​ourdebts we'll ​know where we stand.
(Definition of know where you stand from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"know where you stand" in American English

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know where you stand

to be ​certain about what someone ​thinks or ​feels about you: He didn't ​evensend me a ​birthdaycard, so I ​guess I know where I ​stand. to be ​certain about what ​yourposition and ​responsibilities are in a ​situation: In the ​olddays, the ​editor was ​completely in ​control, and we all ​knew where we ​stood.
(Definition of know where you stand from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “know where you stand”
in Chinese (Simplified) 知道自己的立场, 清楚自己的情况…
in Chinese (Traditional) 知道自己的立場, 清楚自己的情況…
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