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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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Anonymous

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

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  • never heard of it!
    courtneycra

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

  • Nope.
    Snewo

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

  • To be formal about things.
    amybaby_19

    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.
    elizabr

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

  • Kinda like pomp and circumstance?
    grismelda

    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.
    elizabr

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

  • no i never had heard of it...learn something new today :)
    Walker101

    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.
    1smartcookie

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

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