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sit tight

to wait; to wait patiently. (This does not necessarily refer to sitting.) Just relax and sit tight. I'll be right with you. We were waiting in line for the gates to open when someone came out and told us to sit tight because it wouldn't be much longer before we could go in.
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sit tight

to wait patiently and take no action You just sit tight while I go get help.
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sit tight

  (informal)
1. to remain in a place, usually sitting down Just sit tight while I go and phone for help. Sit tight and don't move that leg.
2. to not take any action while you wait for something to happen Shareholders are advised to sit tight and see how the situation develops.
See stand pat
See also: sit, tight

sit tight

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]
See also: sit, tight

sit tight

Informal
To be patient and await the next move.
See also: sit, tight
References in periodicals archive ?
However, until you have heard what they have got to say on the subject I would suggest you sit tight.
Do I sit tight, waiting for events to drive the share price into the stratosphere?
Maybe we will just sit tight and wait and see what happens until Christmas," he said.
SIT tight and see what impact the war on Iraq has on the housing market - that's what most people are planning to do.
Danny Cox, pensions development manager at Bristolbased independent financial adviser Hargreaves Landsdown, said: ``If people can sit tight they should, and not be panicked into moving money out because that will only crystalise losses.
We're advising them to sit tight and wait," he said.
Therefore, predicated upon Wednesday's sharp reversal lower after rising early - Rhodes must sit tight with his current short positions - look for exit points in each; and then consider speculative long positions at the appropriate time.
He could sit tight and leave St James' Park as a free agent next summer.
A: You've already taken a hit from the fall in the stock market so sit tight and wait for the recovery.
It's anywhere between three to nine days so all we can do is sit tight at the moment.
Sit tight, everybody, especially those of you on that little stage.
Property group Rugby Estates yesterday said it planned to sit tight on the acquisitions front as demand for rented property in its core London market remained weak.
Four confirmed front-runners ensured a break-neck pace and McCoy had to sit tight more than once as his mount tried to hang on to their coat-tails before powering through in the last half-mile to continue a winning sequence when partnered by the champion.
In other words, small investors were urged to sit tight and not to crystalise paper losses by selling when the market was in steep fall.