stand from under

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stand from under

  1. (idiomatic) to escape something falling or being thrown from above.
    • 1873, W. H. G. Kingston, The Three Admirals
      "Stand from under," he shouted out, as he threw down a cocoa-nut, which very nearly hit Billy, who had not attended to his warning.
    • 1884, Mark Twain, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
      I see I was in a fix now. But it warn't no use to worry; there warn't nothing to do but just hold still, and try and be ready to stand from under when the lightning struck.