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sit back

1. To relax in a sitting position. Now, just sit back and enjoy the movie!
2. To stand aside and refrain from acting or intervening. They may not have broken the law themselves, but the CEOs certainly sat back and allowed these illegal activities to happen unchecked. I feel so guilty for sitting back while my son was going through such a difficult time in his life.
See also: back, sit

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 give most in life and to life are never content to sit back but go on to achieve and give even more.
Tonight he will sit back and watch his current team take on his old one, Bohemians, who he comes up against for the first time since his controversial sacking three years ago.
Meantime, you can sit back and surf the net on the LCD screen.
In other words, we all have a tendency to sit back and watch injustice grow.
Think through what you want to write, say, or film", I was told, "and then sit back and let your creative juices take over".