sit down to

sit down to (do something)

To begin or prepare to do something while sitting. After putting it off all day, I finally sat down to do my taxes. I think it's important that we all sit down to eat together in the evening.
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sit down to something

to sit down at a table to do something, such as eat a meal or attend to some business. I look forward to going home and sitting down to a quiet supper. Ted looked forward to sitting down to a big Thanksgiving dinner.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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