Lina: How was your math test?
Matthew: It was OK, but it was hard for me to focus. My teacher was standing over me during
the whole test. I think she was watching me to see if I made any mistakes, but it was very distracting.
Lina: That’s strange. When I took the test she stood over me the whole time too! Maybe she thinks that we are going to cheat, so she is watching us closely to make sure that we don’t.
Rafael: Why are you so tired?
Elena: I couldn’t sleep last night. Every time I closed my eyes, I imagined that someone was standing over me, watching me sleep! I think it’s because of the horror movie I watched last weekend.
Meaning: To stand next to someone and watch what they are doing
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