to defend oneself or close allies even in the face of adversity.
One of my boy's was gettin jumped so I had to stand tall.

That was some real shit he stood tall by himself against 5 goons!

Some of the youngin's been sayin' your pup stood tall with a snitchin' boy.
~ Marlo Stanfied (The Wire)

Yo you wouldn't have stood tall?
~Michael Lee (The Wire)
by FrostyIcy August 23, 2008
Pride; To be proud of yourself;
Look at them new rims! I'm going to be standing tall at the club tonight!
by Incognito Bot April 29, 2018