to stand corrected

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - stand corrected

"to stand corrected"

to admit that you were wrong


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - stand corrected

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1: Are you quite sure that these figures are accurate?

Colleague 2: I believe so. Why?

Colleague 1: I was comparing the figures in your report to the originals and think I have found an error.

Colleague 2: Let me have a look. Oh, yes, you are right. I stand corrected. I'll just make the necessary changes to update the report to the correct figures.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - stand corrected

A couple are talking ...

Wife: Are you absolutely sure you put the broom away in the broom closet the last time you used it?

Husband: I am positive. I always put it away properly.

Wife: Then what is this behind the kitchen door?

Husband: It's the broom. I stand corrected. Sorry about that.

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to stand corrected - Usage:


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to stand corrected - Gerund Form:

Standing corrected, I admitted my error.

to stand corrected - Examples:

1)  So you're right. I stand corrected.

2)  If you produce any anywhere, I'll stand corrected. So far, you haven't. 

3)  If this is true, then I stand corrected.

4)  A truly wise person would have the strength to stand corrected on that point.

5)  I'll be happy to stand corrected if you can show my how/why I'm wrong.

6)  Now and then I run into something I didn't know, and I stand corrected (and embarrassed) and have learned something new.

7)  ... is wrong, we will take full responsibility for it and be willing to stand corrected.

8)  Sorry, I stand corrected. It's not "equal to," it's "greater than".

9)  You know, I stand corrected and you are right on the money.

10)  I'll stand corrected if I'm wrong on this, but I believe I am indeed right.

11)  I stand corrected and thank you for pointing out my error. 

12)  I stand corrected. Apparently, my memory transposed the numbers.

13)  I stand corrected, I thought it was the normal English bulldog, not the apparent mixed breed ...

14)  ... and you're right that this wasn't actually said. I stand corrected; thanks for pointing that out. 

15)  ... far as I know, the above is a pretty accurate account but I stand corrected in case I've omitted anything relevant to the issue.

16)  You are correct about the volt. I stand corrected on that one.

17)  ... the issues that I have pointed out are valid. If not I will stand corrected when my logic is proven as flawed.

18)  I stand corrected on the COTS commend. Sorry, I meant the crew transportation services. 

19)  I stand corrected. I should have been clearer. 

20)  And guess what? 2006 is right: I stand corrected.