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verb (intr, preposition)
to be a member of (a committee, etc)
informal to suppress
informal to check or rebuke
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In the UK, COTTON CANDY is more commonly known as…
Words nearby sit on
sitkamer, Sitka spruce, sito-, sitology, sitomania, sit on, sit on one's hands, sit on the fence, sitophobia, sitosterol, sit out
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Other Idioms and Phrases with sit on
Also, sit upon.
Confer about or deliberate over, as in Another attorney was called to sit on the case. [Mid-1400s]
Suppress or repress, as in I know they were sitting on some evidence. [Early 1900s]
Postpone action or resolution regarding, as in I don't know why the city council is sitting on their decision. [Early 1900s]
Rebuke sharply, reprimand, as in If he interrupts one more time I'm going to sit on him. [Slang; second half of 1800s]
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