know where you stand

This page is about the idiom know where you stand


If you know where you stand, you know exactly where you fit in a social or work situation, or in someone's life.

For example

  • Nobody bothered to ask Ken for his opinion, so he says he now knows where he stands in the company.

  • Shelley didn't even invite me to her party, so I know where I stand with her now.

Quick Quiz

He'll know where he stands in the company when he gets

a. his bonus

b. his salary

c. his expenses

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Contributor: Matt Errey