Disgruntled Obama supporters planning to sit out the midterms are making “a horrible mistake,” he said.
Why does Don sit out in the cold at the end of the episode—alone on his balcony in his bathrobe?
Those late deciders could easily break for the GOP, or choose to sit out the midterms altogether, and just stay home.
Why the former Florida governor would be smarter to sit out 2016.
It might seem shrewd for Obama to sit out the IRS scandal while he focuses on bigger fights.
Nancy was not hard to find, and, after she had met Mrs. Scott, Senator Warren asked her to sit out a dance with him.
She would have liked to sit out the dances she could not have with Drake, to sit and watch him.
It is still rather cool you know to sit out of doors, but from this pavilion we can keep a watch on the children.
Nor may they disappear into secluded corners and sit out dances.
After enduring several rounds of Mac's punishing dancing, Constance was thankful to sit out with him and watch the others.
Old English sittan "to occupy a seat, be seated, sit down, seat oneself; remain, continue; settle, encamp, occupy; lie in wait; besiege" (class V strong verb; past tense sæt, past participle seten), from Proto-Germanic *setjan (cf. Old Saxon sittian, Old Norse sitja, Danish sidde, Old Frisian sitta, Middle Dutch sitten, Dutch zitten, Old High German sizzan, German sitzen, Gothic sitan), from PIE root *sed- (1) "to sit" (see sedentary).
With past tense sat, formerly also set, now restricted to dialect, and sate, now archaic; and past participle sat, formerly sitten. In reference to a legislative assembly, from 1510s. Meaning "to baby-sit" is recorded from 1966.
To sit back "be inactive" is from 1943. To sit on one's hands was originally "to withhold applause" (1926); later, "to do nothing" (1959). To sit around "be idle, do nothing" is 1915, American English. To sit out "not take part" is from 1650s. Sitting pretty is from 1916.