sit back and (do something)(redirected from sit back and do something)
sit back and (do something)
To allow something to happen without taking part or interfering. You may not be directly responsible, but you sat back and let John squander the company's money. In my eye, that makes you just as culpable. I won't just sit back and get older—I want to get out there and explore the world!
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