sit down on (someone or something)

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sit down on (someone or something)

1. To assume a sitting position on top of someone or something. There were no chairs left, so I had to sit down on the coffee table during the party. The woman said she was feeling dizzy, so I told her to sit down on the curb for a minute.
2. To place or set someone or something down on top of someone or something else. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "sit" and "down." The father set the child down on chair in the corner of the room for a time-out. The coach came over and sat a big sandbag down on me to make it harder to do pushups.
See also: down, on, sit

sit down on something

to be seated on something. Please sit down on this chair and wait until you are called. I don't want to sit down on this hard bench.
See also: down, on, sit
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'But my parents, like many other parents here in Cambodia, would sit us down and say 'do not wander off the beaten path.
"The manager nearly had a fit - couldn't sit us down fast enough, handing around cigarettes," said Mrs Smith, above, who is trying to get used to her new role as a pools winner's wife.
'There were many occasions when we were late coming back to the team hotel and he would sit us down and explain to us in a mature and calm manner about what was expected from us as cricketers,' he said.
"So great is God's love for us, that the master who has no obligation to fix us dinner or sit us down at his table does just that" -- at the Eucharist!
They haven't even had the decency to sit us down as a group and explain the situation to us.
"Instead of having that hangover through the week, it was right and proper to just sit us down and have a little chat."
And Rhyl boss Hulse said: "If it's for the benefit of the league then great, sit us down and show us how it's going to work and how it's going to be better.
"My parents would bring us into their bedroom, sit us down on the bed and my mom would say 'your father and I have something to tell you.' And we'd say 'not again!'
Please, don't sit us down for a "sex talk." Instead, start talking with us about sex, love and relationships when we're young, and keep the conversation going as we grow older.
Paul said: "The first thing he did here was sit us down and tell us if we give 100 per cent commitment in every game he will ALWAYS back us.
"My father and grandfather would sit us down every Christmas and sing to the whole family, and I think that had an impact on my approach to traditional music, making me feel quite reverent of it."
Colin Buchanan, Falkirk, said: "I think it would be a massive help if Rangers would sit us down and say, 'Right - this is the definitive list of what can and cannot be sung'."