I'm in some negotiations right now. I can't really go into details.
But I can offer some great advice, received from the Hegemom:
Though Vic would qualify with "but don't be an idiot" (which is implicit in the original advice).
Speaking of standing, there is much use of the phrase "stand down" in the American media, particularly with respect to Iraq. e.g. "When the Iraqi troops stand up, we will stand down".
I remember peaceful times when people only stood up and sat down. Perhaps the verb "to sit" isn't strong enough for a military scenario. One doesn't really see Bruce Willis in some gritty war movie called "Victory or Sit Down".