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sit on sth

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with sit   /sɪt/ ( present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat) us  

(DELAY)

to delay taking action about something: The company has been sitting on my letter for weeks without dealing with my complaint.

(KEEP SECRET)

mainly disapproving to prevent people from knowing a piece of information: The government will presumably sit on the report until after the election.
Translations of “sit on sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 延遲, 拖延,延遲…
in Chinese (Simplified) 延迟, 拖延,延迟…
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