After the oil spill, thousands of fishermen stand to lose their livelihoods. → stand Examples from the Corpus stand to do something • The guide should have made us all stand to attention and salute. • Kitty probably stands to gain a couple mill. • A gene in a splurge-weed cell stands to gain by promoting the reproduction of its cell.
To remain valid, sound, or durable: His claim will not stand up in court. Our old car has stood up well over time. This plan as it stands is not practicable. We have no option but to accept the proposal as it stands. I don't think we can change the phrase "as it stands" to "as it's now" as the former is more idiomatic, meaningful, and sounds good.