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see fit

Deem appropriate, as in He's entitled to divide up his property as he sees fit, or If we see fit to attend, we'll be there. This expression uses see in the sense of “view as,” a usage dating from about 1325.
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  • Mistress Cross might have persuaded him out of this nonsense, but did not see fit to do so.

    In the Valley Harold Frederic
  • But of course when you come into the property, you will do as you see fit with your own.'

    Wilfrid Cumbermede George MacDonald
  • The money will all go to you, and at the last you may divide it as you see fit.

    Jolly Sally Pendleton

    Laura Jean Libbey
  • The remainder of the time they spend pretty much as they see fit.

    The Citizen-Soldier John Beatty
  • Well, you can do me a good turn, and so can I you, if we see fit.

    Life On The Mississippi, Complete Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • "You may jump overboard any time you see fit," said the skipper of the craft.

    Blow The Man Down Holman Day

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