take the stand

take the stand
take the stand
to go to and sit in the witness chair in a courtroom. •

I was in court all day, waiting to take the stand.

The lawyer asked the witness to take the stand.

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{v. phr.} To assume one's position in the witness box during a trial. * /The judge asked the defendant to take the stand./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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