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“know where you stand” in British English

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know where you stand

C2 to know what your opinion or situation is:

I know where I stand on this issue - I'm against the war.
When we've paid all our debts 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 even send me a birthday card, so I guess I know where I stand.

to be certain about what your position and responsibilities are in a situation:

In the old days, 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)