Meaning of “stand (up) and be counted” in the English Dictionary

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"stand (up) and be counted" in British English

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stand (up) and be counted

to make your opinions known even if doing so might cause you harm or difficulty:

Those who did have the courage to stand up and be counted were arrested and imprisoned.

(Definition of “stand (up) and be counted” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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