sit on sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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sit on sth

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

sit on sth (DELAY)

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

sit on sth (KEEP SECRET)

mainly disapproving to ​preventpeople from ​knowing a ​piece of ​information: The ​citycouncil will ​presumablysit on the ​report until after the ​election.
(Definition of sit on sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sit on sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 延迟, 拖延,延迟…
in Chinese (Traditional) 延遲, 拖延,延遲…
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