Looking for a natural English phrasing, I am stuck at what I should put in the blank below. I'm pretty sure I heard the expression before but I can't seem to remember it, and I racked my brains hard enough to no avail.

I'll take you up on your/that job offer if (-----------).

  • it's still on

  • it still holds

  • it still stands

  • it's still standing

  • it's still on the table

Or is it something else I do not know.

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    All of them sound reasonable to this US English speaker. Maybe "if it's still standing" is the least natural-sounding - we usually just say the offer stands, not the offer is standing - but that's about it.
    – stangdon
    Sep 23, 2016 at 11:53
  • It's immediate which might qualify for standing, but I felt stands is better; a conflict between logic and gut feeling! Thanks stangdon. But, wow, did not expect all to be okay!
    – learner
    Sep 23, 2016 at 12:48

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it still stands sounds the best. it is still available is another alternative (if you are not sure if they filled the job)

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