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Welcome to this video where we will see together a French expression in a few minutes. Today, we are going to see a rather familiar expression. This expression is "to stand up".
You did hear a rabbit as the little animal. When you stand someone up, it means you're not going on a date. If I don't go on a date, I stand someone up. And if someone doesn't go on a date with me, they stand me up.
I got stood up. Often, it is used in the context of a love appointment, a date. But it can also be a business appointment, an appointment with a friend, a medical appointment. For example, if I forget to go to a medical appointment, I can say I got stood up by my doctor, I completely forgot to go to that appointment.
Here are two contextualizations. I had an appointment with a waiter at the restaurant at 8pm, I waited for over an hour and he never showed up. No one had ever stood me up like that, and he gave me no news and no explanation.
Here's a second example in a professional setting. I drove two hours to my client's appointment and she stood me up. She never showed up. She wrote me later that she had a problem with her car.
That's it. For that little colloquialism. I hope you enjoyed it, but please don't stand up other people too often.
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