not stand on ceremony


not stand on ceremony
not stand on ceremony phrase
to behave in an informal way in a situation where people might expect you to be formal

There’s no need to stand on ceremony – come in and relax.

Thesaurus: to behave in a particular waysynonym
Main entry: stand

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  • not stand on ceremony — to behave in an informal way in a situation where people might expect you to be formal There s no need to stand on ceremony – come in and relax …   English dictionary

  • stand on ceremony — {v. phr.} To follow strict rules of politeness; be very formal with other people. Usually used with a helping verb in the negative. * /Grandmother does not stand on ceremony when her grandchildren call./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand on ceremony — {v. phr.} To follow strict rules of politeness; be very formal with other people. Usually used with a helping verb in the negative. * /Grandmother does not stand on ceremony when her grandchildren call./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • stand\ on\ ceremony — v. phr. To follow strict rules of politeness; be very formal with other people. Usually used with a helping verb in the negative. Grandmother does not stand on ceremony when her grandchildren call …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Not to stand on ceremony — Ceremony Cer e*mo*ny, n.; pl. {Ceremonies}. [F. c[ e]r[ e]monie, L. caerimonia; perh. akin to E. create and from a root signifying to do or make.] 1. Ar act or series of acts, often of a symbolical character, prescribed by law, custom, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stand — stand1 W1S1 [stænd] v past tense and past participle stood [stud] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(be on feet)¦ 2¦(rise)¦ 3¦(step)¦ 4¦(in a particular position)¦ 5¦(in a state/condition)¦ 6¦(not like)¦ 7¦(accept a situation)¦ 8¦(be good enough)¦ 9 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — stand1 [ stænd ] (past tense and past participle stood [ stud ] ) verb *** ▸ 2 move to upright position ▸ 3 put foot on/in something ▸ 4 be in particular position ▸ 5 remain without moving ▸ 6 be in situation/state ▸ 7 be particular height ▸ 8… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • stand — 1 verb past tense and past participle stood /stUd/ BE UPRIGHT 1 (I) to support yourself on your feet in an upright position: It looks like we ll have to stand there are no seats left. | Can you see any better from where you re standing? | stand… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • stand — I UK [stænd] / US verb Word forms stand : present tense I/you/we/they stand he/she/it stands present participle standing past tense stood UK [stʊd] / US past participle stood *** 1) a) [intransitive] to have your body in an upright position… …   English dictionary

  • ceremony — noun 1 (C) a formal or traditional set of actions used at an important social or religious event: the wedding ceremony | a graduation ceremony 2 (U) the special actions and formal words traditionally used on particular occasions: The queen was… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English