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sit around

1. To waste time sitting or relaxing idly (in, at, or near some place). I'm bored of just sitting around—let's go for a hike or something! If you're going to sit around the house all day, the least you could do is help me with a few chores. I know it means sitting around the airport for a couple hours, but I'd rather be too early than be in a panic about missing our flight.
2. To encircle something while sitting. We sat around the table brainstorming for the entire afternoon. The best part about camping is sitting around the campfire at night—why even go camping if we can't have a fire?
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sit around (somewhere)

to sit somewhere and relax or do nothing; to sit idly somewhere. Tom likes to sit around the house in shorts and a T-shirt on hot days. Too many people are just sitting around doing nothing at my office.
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sit around something

to be seated at the edge or perimeter of something. They sat around the camp fire for hours. We used to sit around the big kitchen table and talk.
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sit around

to relax sitting; to waste time sitting. Don't just sit around! Get moving! I need to sit around every now and then and reorganize my thoughts.
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sit around

v.
To sit idly near a location: We sat around the airport waiting for our flight. I've been sitting around waiting for you for almost two hours.
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Once our centre is built, walking through the door of Maggie's will be the most difficult part, but once inside there will be a haven of warmth and support, a big kitchen table to sit around and people to talk to who help to make the stress and worry of cancer more manageable and less isolating.
"We sit around the table and talk about diversity, but it may not mean the same thing to each of us here," notes Redia Anderson, chief diversity officer at Deloitte & Touche.
It is the natural insurrection of average patriotic Americans who can't sit around anymore and watch the country we love fall apart.
We sit around the long table in our library and talk about the articles we're running, bounce ideas off each other, catch up on church news and movies and vacation plans over a halftime lunch, and generally have a good time.
But as we sit around waiting for everyone to wake up and sing, we have to wonder: Is there another way to handle the never-ending problems of college sport?
If I get called into work when I've got nothing planned but to sit around all day, I get angry.
But then I think, 'Suck it up and have fun.' Who wants to sit around thinking about what they don't like about their looks?"
He received the reply, ``Nothing,Your Grace, we just sit around,drink coffee and chat''.
(Although, why bother letting it sit around if you can defrost it just before eating?)
Younger, President of the DC Art Education Foundation, was one of nine judges who sacrificed sleep and free time to sit around a big brown table.
"The best kind of school is one where the faculty can sit around a big table and make decisions about the school," says Ann Cook, principal of Urban Academy Laboratory High School in New York City, a school of 120 students.
You know, what happens when you build a fire is that people come out from the cold and sit around and enjoy each other's company.
The Losers' Club is formed on a whim one day as Alex and his two best friends sit around complaining about the treatment they receive at the hands of Jerry and his cronies.
I don't think anybody really knows what the outcome will be, but everybody has to sit around the table and come up with a decision.
He would share a meal with them and sit around the fire sharing news, discussing theology from his well thumbed New Testament, and telling tall tales.