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sit tight

To wait patiently without taking any immediate action. I know you're anxious to hear how you did, but just sit tight—they'll let you know the results when they're ready. The CEO is urging investors to sit tight until their new product has had a chance to generate some sales.
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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

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]
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sit tight

COMMON If you sit tight, you stay in the same place or situation and wait to see how it develops before taking any action. The message is, those who want to sell their houses should sit tight for a couple of years if they can. I think the Bundesbank is going to sit tight for a couple of months, at least until it sees better signs on money supply growth.
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sit tight

1 remain firmly in your place. 2 refrain from taking action or changing your mind. informal
1 1984 Studs Terkel The Good War Our colonel told everyone to sit tight, don't leave the camp.
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sit ˈtight

not move; not change your position, in the hope that your present difficulties will be solved or go away: If your car breaks down on the motorway, sit tight and wait for the police.In a period of recession businessmen have to sit tight and hope for better times in the future.
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sit tight

Informal
To be patient and await the next move.
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If so, you will sit tight, particularly if you paid more than 371p for your shares and don't like crystallising a loss.
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.
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.
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.
You can't seriously tell me the xenophobic Tory right, who think folk with cloven hooves start at Calais, will sit tight and watch a Clarke-led party actually becoming all friendly with Johnny Foreigner.
But investors may want to sit tight on opening or deepening a position in Tupperware at the present moment, and watch for its earnings estimates to get back on track.
He could sit tight and leave St James' Park as a free agent next summer.
It's very difficult but I'd be about 85 per cent and I'm going to sit tight.
Perhaps the best reason to sit tight is that the market is steadily climbing to what may be its strongest performance in years.
They continued to sit tight throughout a journey that, because of the damaged line, took five hours to reach Durham.
The Coventry midfielder, on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, warned the Midlands club that he is prepared to sit tight and see out the last two seasons on his pounds 1-million-a-year contract.
Therefore, investors may want to sit tight for the moment with Paychex and wait for analysts to add more upside momentum to its earnings estimates.
And while the saga has dragged into a fourth month, Houghton says fans must sit tight and abide by the process.