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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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So a voice that says "Sit back in your chair, Father" is issuing me advice for my health coinciding exactly with the voice of the chiropodist, but, much more importantly, is pressing me towards God's desire that I should trust God first and then let go.
"We will enter the game with a professional attitude, but with our side we cannot sit back and defend," said Moore.
But the most fun is to sit back and enjoy this comedy sport panel show hosted by James Corden.
I think that is dangerous, to sit back against a team like Chelsea who can score goals against you," he added.
I have always worked as I'm not the sort of person to sit back and claim JobSeeker's Allowance.
Bend your legs and sit back in to a half squat position keeping your body weight in your heels at all times.
I am prepared to stand in the next elections on behalf of my fellow licensees and landlords The pub is a national institution which I fear will not be in the next 10 years if once again we sit back and do nothing.
"It would have been so easy to sit back and do what I have done.
DO YOU think Big Eck told Blues to sit back against Newcastle?
THE letter from Mike-Warren-Madden (Feb 14) claims that the "BNP must feel happy knowing they can sit back and relax and let folk like the Archbishop of Canterbury muster up more support for them." Well sadly no, we can't.
Who cares though, when you can sit back and count the royalties, eh Vic?
Do I really need to sit back and wait for my credit to continue to deteriorate?
Riggott believes Boro can't afford to sit back in the Estadio Jose de Alvalade.
Once in awhile I'm looking for a little something different to read, a moment to give my mind a creative break and just sit back with a glass of wine.
If we become too defensive and sit back, then Banik have shown they are capable of scoring goals.