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English definition of “sit on sth”

sit on sth

(DELAY) informal phrasal verb with sit     /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to delay taking action about something: The company has been sitting on my letter for weeks without dealing with my complaint.Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of sit on sth (DELAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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