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I put the word out to the witnesses against me to be stand-up, that I wasn't going to rat anybody out.

What does the 'to be stand-up' mean here?

  • books.google.co.kr/… – FrankSyrup Feb 16 at 8:25
  • stand in solidarity with, support – user105719 Feb 16 at 8:29
  • A stand-up witness is one that can withstand crossexamination, but this doesn't seem to be the sense used here, where it seems to mean "one who gives no evidence". – James K Feb 16 at 9:43
  • See stand up guy on urban dictinary. Someone who is loyal and reliable to the cause, in the sense of someone who would 'stand up and be counted'. – stevekeiretsu Feb 16 at 10:06
  • Who is the phrase modifying? Him or them? – FrankSyrup Feb 16 at 12:42

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