stand you up
stand someone up
You usually use stand someone up to talk about a situation where two people who don’t know each other very well just started becoming romantically involved with each other and one person agrees to go on a date with the other but purposely (or, more rarely, not purposely but knowingly) doesn’t show up for the date without telling that person they wouldn’t be there. I know this is kind of confusing, so let me just tell you a little story to make this less confusing:
你通常使用stand someone up这个短语表示两个本来不熟悉的人准备进入一段浪漫的关系，然后其中有人同意去约会，但故意(或者极少情况不是故意的)在没有告知对方的情况下没有去约会。我知道这有点让人迷惑，所以让我告诉你们一个小故事让它不那么迷惑：
Harry just met Sally. He thinks Sally is a very pretty girl, so he says, “Sally, will you go to the movies with me?” Sally nods yes. She is mute, but she is very pretty, and she very much wants to go to the movies with handsome Harry. They smile at each other.