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take a seat

To be seated; to select a place to sit. (Often an invitation or request.) Hi, Sean, thank you for coming to see me, please take a seat. I was running a bit late to class, so I just took a seat at the back.
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He will say in the US the party "needs to prioritise taking seats from the Conservatives in England if we are to win".
And in Castle, and indeed East Gosforth and Dene, we have been inching closer to taking seats for some time, again because of the work put in and our understanding of the issues facing people there.
LABOUR have massively increased their majority on Middlesbrough Council after taking seats from rivals.
If the strong polling for Ukip continues, particularly in parts of England, it is possible there will be another Tory-led Government from next May with Ukip MPs taking seats.
UKIP has made strong gains in local elections, taking seats from both Prime Minister David Cameron's Tories and the opposition Labour party, according to early results made available on Friday, which indicate a similar result for the EP vote for 73 British MEPs.
A total of 21 chicks from 12 different breeds are feeling right at home after taking seats in the classrooms of Cross Lane Primary School.
Taking seats on the 15-member-student council at LAU's Beirut campus were seven students from the Future Movement, six from the March 8 coalition, one from the Progressive Socialist Party and one independent.
We are taking seats from every party across the country - with impressive gains in Wrexham, Caerphilly, Newport and a total Lib Dem wipe out in Merthyr.
The VVD was negotiating to join with the Christian Democrats in a minority government, with Wilders lending his support without formally joining the coalition or taking seats in the Cabinet.
Blue's Duncan James, former Eastender and current West End star Tamzin Outhwaite, High School Musical choreographer Chucky Klapow and singer Anastacia will all be taking seats on the judging panel to give their expert advice and opinions.
Taking seats such as these would require swings from Labour to the Conservatives of around seven per cent which, on present polling numbers, looks most unlikely.
After being criticised for responding slowly to the drop in demand, Air France-KLM is among airlines that have displayed discipline during the crisis by taking seats off the market.
Our train companies seem to treat their new customers with contempt, by raising prices, and taking seats out, so more customers can stand.
A CHEMISTRY teacher and his nephew were kicked out of Wembley after taking seats allocated to them by the Football Association.
Apologising one more time before taking seats at our own table, Jules and I talked the whole situation through, while we giggled the whole time doing so.