where (something or someone) stands

Where something "stands" means what its current situation or status is. We use this expression to talk about the progress of things like projects, proposals, applications, and so on.

For example, if you've been working on a project with someone at work but had to leave the office for a few days, you can say this when you return:

So fill me in on where we stand.

This means "Tell me what's happening with the project."

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