Having your appliances like TVs and computers on standby power uses 11% of all Australian residential electricity.
It often involves being trapped on standby in the Atlanta airport on a rainy Friday night.
Although you can buy a commercial version of Jenny's ginger, shallot and chilli sauce, she says it is easy to make and is a wonderful standby to have in the fridge.
a generator was kept as a standby in case of power failure
A Special Reaction Team is on standby 24 hours a day.
In all football championship matches the referee must have his own umpires and official linesmen and a standby referee are also appointed.
It comes with the territory when you are a standby passenger that sometimes you just don't get on the plane.
Voters will go to the polls today with 95,000 police on the streets and 100,000 troops on standby for immediate deployment.
A waiter was already there on standby in case we needed something.
The property and the adjacent house were cordoned off and an ambulance was put on standby near the scene.