Every season we sit down with the creator and say ‘Tell us what the next year will be like.’
And to find a private seller, all Haughton had to do was sit down at a computer and go to armslist.com.
Almazan says that a reporter from the Orange County Register had been urging her to sit down with Allaway, but she refused.
By the end of the afternoon, I was soaked in sweat and needed to sit down and eat something with sugar in it.
Rather, he prefers to sit down with the Chicago group “and have an open conversation about what we do.”
We could sit down on the ground and eat it quite comfortably.'
sit down; for you cannot stand under the tempest of your own feelings.
"Let us sit down, Charlotte," replied Calyste, gently taking her hand.
You and I are to sit down to our pheasant together, they tell me.
Come, sit down, and I will sit by you and tell you the story.
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.