Be patient, take no action, as in If you just sit tight I'm sure your passport will be returned to you. [Colloquial; first half of 1700s]
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The judge tells him to sit tight and wait for his case to be individually handled at the end of the proceeding.Private Prisons Rule With Little Oversight on America’s Border|Caitlin Dickson|June 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If I were the GOP, I'd pass a law repealing the mandate and sit tight, daring the administration to veto it.Will Obamacare's Exchanges Be Ready on Time?|Megan McArdle|March 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Fill everyone up with pizza, the pilot correctly surmised, and they will be more likely to sit tight.Free Pizza: One Way to Make a 3 Hour Flight Delay Less Terrible|Ilana Glazer|March 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I told the Facebook group and my Twitter followers to sit tight—there was big news coming.Julie Klausner: Bush’s Beans Said No|Julie Klausner|August 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
At first, Daniel advised Jews to ignore the fighting in the streets: Sit tight, he said, and pray to God.How Jews Invented Heaven|Lisa Miller|March 28, 2010|DAILY BEAST
As we rode off I heard the order given for every man to "sit tight and keep his eyes open."
There was no time for poetry; it was a case of "sit tight and ride hard," or surrender and be made prisoners.
To be scared all the time, to sit tight and keep your head down and hope you don't get noticed?Little Brother|Cory Doctorow
I want you to stop, lend me a lantern, and sit tight in the cab until I tell you to go on.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter|Harold Bindloss
Instead, "Sit tight," he called, "and I'll have you out in a jiffy."The Boy Scouts of Lakeville High|Leslie W. Quirk