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    is "stand watch over" a phrase?

    "A 15-foot bronze Superman, who stands watch over Market Street where all the action takes place, keeps watch as well."

    Thought it was ungrammatical. Can anyone explain it? Many thanks.

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    Re: is "stand watch over" a phrase?

    Yes, to stand watch over something/someone is to monitor or guard an area or person. In the military a soldier might be assigned to stand watch. Stand guard has a similar meaning.

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