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sit by

phrasal verb with sit  us   /sɪt/ verb
to do nothing when something bad is happening or about to happen: The community will not sit by while others attack their freedom of expression.
Translations of “sit by”
in Chinese (Traditional) 袖手旁觀,坐視…
in Chinese (Simplified) 袖手旁观,坐视…
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