Re: About "stand him up"
Oops! Yes, indeed we do say "to be able to stand someone" in that way.
Originally Posted by BobK
I can't stand liquorice.
My brother can't stand seafood.
No-one I know can stand the Prime Minister.
I should point out that we don't use this in the positive, so we don't say "I can stand the Prime Minister" to mean "I like him". However, you might hear "I can just about stand celery as long as there's not too much in the food".
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