Posted by Smokey Stover on January 11, 2004
In Reply to: MISTAKE: Stand by for jubilation posted by monica on January 11, 2004
: : Hi there!
: : Does anyone know the meaning of the phrase: "Stand for jubilation"?
: : Thanks a thousand
: Sorry, I made I mistake: actual sentence is "Stand by for jubilation," in the context of someone giving a piece of excellent news to a second person. Any idea?
Stand by means, more or less, wait in expectation. In this case, we, you or I are expecting a joyous outburst at the good news. It is intended to be somewhat humorous, possibly sardonic. SS