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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 ​othersattacktheirfreedom of ​expression.
(Definition of sit by from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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sit by

phrasal verb with sit uk   us   /sɪt/ verb (present participle sitting, past tense and past participle sat)
to ​fail to take ​action to ​stop something ​wrong from ​happening: I can't just ​sit by and ​watch you ​waste all ​ourmoney.
(Definition of sit by from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “sit by”
in Chinese (Simplified) 袖手旁观,坐视…
in Chinese (Traditional) 袖手旁觀,坐視…
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