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.
See also: down, sit

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.
See also: down, sit
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NEWCASTLE chairman Chris Mort has told manager Kevin Keegan they will sit down to discuss cash once Premier League safety is assured.
And you wouldn't have to sit down to talk to them, Arthur.
By the end of a day, even determined readers have little energy left to sit down to read.
When you sit down to write anything about your camp, think about the power of the stop sign.
If the whole thing sounds a bit like all the players sit down to carve up the pie, that's true.
Updates to the Federal Rules now shorten the time frame from the time a suit is filed to the Meet & Confer session where opposing sides sit down to discuss materials, processes and schedules for discovery.
Today, she will sit down to a Thanksgiving dinner at Gereja Bethel, pondering a great American turkey.
Dinner hour, and I sit down to the table with my wife and three small children, ready to talk turkey.
1) El Trocadero owner Raul Bojorquez and his daughter, Ivana Carrillo, sit down to one of the restaurant's generous meals.
Dreyer also stated that Disney is leaving the door open for both companies to sit down to resolve this matter.
Today, as Ivania Rodriguez and her extended family sit down to celebrate Thanksgiving, they will thank the surgeons and nurses who saved her son's life.
This teaches kids what it is to prepare and sit down to a family meal.
We'll be clean and cool, and we can sit down to a big steak dinner,'' Snyder said.