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Have you heard this expression?

Standing on ceremony!Heard it from a movie,what does it mean?Guess I've been home too long ha!

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Dec. 22, 2010 in Just for Fun

Answers (8)
  • never heard of it!

    Answer by courtneycra at 11:38 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Nope.

    Answer by Snewo at 11:39 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • To be formal about things.

    Answer by amybaby_19 at 11:40 AM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Yes, it means as amybaby says.........being too formal or stuck on rules. Like who says hello first at an introduction. I have heard "let's not stand on ceremony, I'm Susie Q". Or who goes first to a buffet line.......... Stuff like that.

    Answer by elizabr at 12:04 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Kinda like pomp and circumstance?

    Answer by grismelda at 12:35 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Pomp and circumstance is defined as "splendid celebration with ceremony and fuss; also, the title of several military marches played at ceremonies, such as graduations".

    Standing on ceremony means waiting to do it according to "the rules" or etiquette.

    Answer by elizabr at 12:40 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • no i never had heard of it...learn something new today :)

    Answer by Walker101 at 1:20 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

  • Yes, I've heard of it. Usually, it's "Don't stand on ceremony." When people say it, they are telling you to be relaxed and informal, rather than stiff.

    Answer by 1smartcookie at 3:32 PM on Dec. 22, 2010

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