at one sitting

at one sitting

During one uninterrupted period of time. Our teenage sons can finish a whole turkey at one sitting. How much research can you get done at one sitting?
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at one sitting

or

in one sitting

COMMON If you do something at one sitting or in one sitting, you do not stop doing it until you have finished it. He sometimes reads a whole novel at one sitting. She can go through a whole box of cookies in one sitting.
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do something in/at one ˈsitting

do something in one continuous period of activity, without getting up from your chair: I read the book in one sitting.
See also: one, sitting, something
References in classic literature ?
Then twelve roasted oxen and twelve tons of bread were brought alongside of the ship, and at one sitting the glutton had devoured it all.
A BURGER and fries meal or a trip to a pizza restaurant can lead to children and adults eating half their recommended daily calories or salt at one sitting, research suggests.
To give too much correcting and too many points at one sitting diminishes the effect of what is most important at that time.
Never has the company looked so good and offered so much variety at one sitting.
Reading this collection of poetry at one sitting is not for the faint hearted, since many of the poems - especially the pastoral pieces - do not conform to contemporary tastes.