sit back


verb

(intr, adverb) to relax, as when action should be takenmany people just sit back and ignore the problems of today

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Idioms and Phrases with sit back

sit back

1

Relax, as in Now that the work's finished, we can just sit back.

2

Refrain from interfering or taking part, as in Mom and Dad just sat back and watched Meg try to decide whether or not she should tell on her friends. [Mid-1900s] Also see sit by.

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