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English definition of “sit on sth”

sit on sth

(KEEP SECRET) informal, mainly disapproving phrasal verb with sit     /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to prevent people from knowing a piece of information: The government will presumably sit on the report until after the election.Secrecy and privacy
(Definition of sit on sth (KEEP SECRET) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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