Meaning of “sit by” in the English Dictionary


(Definition of “sit by” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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.

(Definition of “sit by” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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