English version

on standby

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishon standbyon standbya) READYready to help immediately if you are needed A special team of police were kept on standby. b) if you are on standby to do something, for example to travel by plane, you are on a list of people who may be allowed to do it if places become available We can put you on standby. stand by standby
Examples from the Corpus
on standbyCity firefighters have been on standby for the past three days.Other airlines said they would accept the passengers on standby.
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