Meaning: to resign or retire from a job or a positionSynonym: resign, step down
- stand down The CEO decided to stand down when he turned seventy so that a younger person could take over.
- stand down Many people were demanding that the Minister of Defence stand down after he admitted some prisoners had been tortured.
Variety: This is typically used in British and Australian English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
If the team's manager stands down, the team's owners will have to
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Contributor: Matt Errey