Meaning of English idioms: sit in on, sit out, sit-up, sit on
Here are some examples of English expressions with the verb SIT.
sit in on
– attend without taking active part.
- – Citizens can sit in on the town Council meetings
– delay taking action on
- – We want to expand our factory but the local planning committee have been sitting on our plans for 4 months
1 to remain seated during, not take part in
- – My feet are very painful, so I’m sitting out these last dances
2 (also sit through) stay until the end, esp. without enjoyment
- – The meeting was very boring but I sat it out to the end
- – There’s nothing worse than sitting through a planning committee meeting
– a training movement when you sit up from a lying position to exercise back and abdominal muscles
- – John does 50 sit-ups every morning
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