pull up a chair


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Pull up a chair.

Please get a chair and sit down and join us. (Assumes that there is seating available. The speaker does not necessarily mean that the person spoken to actually has to move a chair.) Tom: Well, hello, Bob! Bob: Hi, Tom. Pull up a chair. The three men were sitting at a table for four. Bob came up and said hello. Bill said, "Pull up a chair." Bob sat in the fourth chair at the table.
See also: chair, pull, up

pull up a chair

to move a chair so you can sit with others in a group We're just talking about the picnic on Saturday - why don't you pull up a chair?
Usage notes: often used as an invitation, as in the example
See also: chair, pull, up