give to understand
To make a person think that something is true but not tell him; suggest; hint.
Mr. Johnson gave Billy to understand that he would pay him if he helped him clean the yard.
To make a person understand by telling him very plainly or boldly.
Frank was given to understand in a short note from the boss that he was fired.
goal line stand
A strong defensive effort right in front of the goal line.
A goal line stand by the home team held the visitors on the two-yard line.
To show off, to perform histrionics needlessly.
Stop grandstanding and get down to honest work!
A showoff, a person who likes to engage in histrionics.
Many people think that Evel Knievel is a grandstander.
hair stand on end
make one's hair stand on end
The hair of your head rises stiffly upwards as a sign or result of great fright or horror.
When he heard the strange cry, his hair stood on end.
The sight of the dead man made his hair stand on end.
heart stand still
To be very frightened or worried.
Johnny's heart stood still when he saw his dog run into the street in front of a car.
Everybody's heart stood still when the President announced that war was declared.
in one's way
in the way
get in one's way
stand in one's way
Within reach; likely to be met; before you.
The chance to work for a printer was put in my way.
In your path as a hindrance; placed so as to block the way.
A tree had fallen across the street and was in Jim's way as he drove.
Fred tried to get to the door, but the table was in the way.
Mary tried to clean the house, but the baby was always in the way.
Jocelyn couldn’t drive through the busy intersection because a big truck was in the way.
Our small child tried to help us paint the house, but actually he just got in our way.
The last place that can be defended; the last resort.
They will fight reform to the last ditch.
leg to stand on
A firm foundation of facts; facts to support your claim. Usually used in the negative.
Jerry's answering speech left his opponent without a leg to stand on.
Amos sued for damages, but did not have a leg to stand on.