|stand to lose
||may lose, could lose
||If my son fails to make a loan payment, I stand to lose $4000.
||not meet you as planned, not attend an appointment
||Jerry said he would take Rita to the movies, but he stood her up.
|stand up and be counted
||say you support and will vote for it, stand up for
||If you really believe in gay rights, you will stand up and be counted.
|stand up for
||support, protect, speak out for
||I'm not afraid to stand up for our rights. I'll ask to see a lawyer.
|stand up to
||challenge, not back down
||Please stand up to the bully. Tell him to stop hitting us.
||not friendly, not sociable
||Brett appears to be standoffish, but he's really quite friendly.
||wearing nothing at all, naked as a jay bird, without a stitch of clothes on
||The people on the beach were stark naked. They were members of a nudist colony.
|stark raving mad
||completely crazy, out of your mind
||Ophelia went stark raving mad after Hamlet rejected her.
|start a fire under him
||motivate him, get him started
||Somebody started a fire under Kent. He's skating hard tonight.
|start from scratch
||start from the beginning, go back to square one
||After the flood, we all had to start from scratch - to rebuild our lives.