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sit back

to push oneself back in one's seat; to lean against the back of one's seat. Please sit back. I can't see around you. I sat back and made myself comfortable, assuming that the movie would bore me to sleep.
See also: back, sit

sit back

1. Relax, as in Now that the work's finished, we can just sit back.
2. Refrain from interfering or taking part, as in Mom and Dad just sat back and watched Meg try to decide whether or not she should tell on her friends . [Mid-1900s] Also see sit by.
See also: back, sit

sit back

v.
To relax or rest in a sitting position, especially by leaning against a backrest or headrest: After the plane took off, I sat back and fell asleep.
See also: back, sit
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Those who achieve most in life, and those who give most to life, are those who are never content to sit back but go on to achieve and give even more.
Those who achieve most in life and give most in life and to life are never content to sit back but go on to achieve and give even more.
Early on, my grandfather taught me that to sit back, watch, and do nothing was a sickness.
I know my role, I sit back and protect the defence and I can tackle better than Jonah.
I think sometimes when you sit back and observe for a day or two, it can be beneficial for a player," manager Mike Scioscia said.
Yet Avnet is not content to sit back, but will continue to examine and implement practices to ensure Avnet maintains excellent corporate governance standards and the confidence of its shareholders, employees, customers and suppliers.
I couldn't sit back and let this happen without trying to fight for my sport,'' she said.
We will not sit back while others profit by deceiving customers with the sale of low-quality products claiming to be authentic Columbia merchandise.
Tweeter has the expertise to explain it all, deliver it all, and install it all so that its customers can just sit back and enjoy.
I wanted to sit back and see how the race goes,'' Toomey said.
The 6-4, 200- pound freshman isn't as mobile, preferring to sit back in the pocket and survey the field.
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The Just Sit Back and Enjoy(TM) multimedia branding campaign, which kicks-off on November 17th, is designed to highlight the company's customer service, product knowledge and installation skills.
Every time the Lakers think they have taken a step forward, they are thrown 50 yards back, and there's been little time for Jackson to sit back and analyze what's going wrong and to fix it.