Meaning: to wait
Example: Please stand by for a few minutes. I’ll be back as quickly as possible!
My father works for an airline, so when I fly I have a discounted fee. However, I must fly standby which means that I must go to the airport and stand by to see if there is extra space on the flights before I can get on. It’s often stressful, but saves me a lot of money! This week I will be flying standby to Ecuador. Wish me luck!