English version

be upstanding

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbe upstandingbe upstandingBritish English spoken formal used in a formal situation such as a law court to tell people to stand up as a sign of respect for an important person upstanding
Examples from the Corpus
be upstandingHe was upstanding all right: it almost strained his back muscles.The thing is that 99 percent of the millions of people going through here every year are upstanding people.
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