sit on hands

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sit on one's hands

Fig. to do nothing; to fail to help. (See also sit on its hands.) When we needed help from Mary, she just sat on her hands. We need the cooperation of everyone. You can't sit on your hands!
See also: hand, on, sit

sit on (one's) hands

To fail to act.
See also: hand, on, sit