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sit tight

To wait patiently without taking any immediate action. I know you're anxious to hear how you did, but just sit tight—they'll let you know the results when they're ready. The CEO is urging investors to sit tight until the new product has had a chance to generate some sales.
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sit tight

to wait; to wait patiently. (This does not necessarily refer to sitting.) Just relax and sit tight. I'll be right with you. We were waiting in line for the gates to open when someone came out and told us to sit tight because it wouldn't be much longer before we could go in.
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sit tight

Be patient, take no action, as in If you just sit tight I'm sure your passport will be returned to you. [Colloquial; first half of 1700s]
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sit tight

COMMON If you sit tight, you stay in the same place or situation and wait to see how it develops before taking any action. The message is, those who want to sell their houses should sit tight for a couple of years if they can. I think the Bundesbank is going to sit tight for a couple of months, at least until it sees better signs on money supply growth.
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sit tight

1 remain firmly in your place. 2 refrain from taking action or changing your mind. informal
1 1984 Studs Terkel The Good War Our colonel told everyone to sit tight, don't leave the camp.
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sit ˈtight

not move; not change your position, in the hope that your present difficulties will be solved or go away: If your car breaks down on the motorway, sit tight and wait for the police.In a period of recession businessmen have to sit tight and hope for better times in the future.
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sit tight

Informal
To be patient and await the next move.
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sit tight, to

To take no action; to bide one’s time. This term is said to come from poker, where a player who does not want either to continue betting or to throw in his or her cards is said “to sit tight.” However, it may come from the much earlier locution, to sit close, which similarly alludes to sitting still with one’s knees close together, in effect in a waiting attitude. “He sits close and keeps his own,” wrote Sir Thomas Herbert (Travaile into Afrique, 1634). “They would sit tight and strike out hard,” wrote Sir Robert Baden-Powell (The Matabele Campaign, 1896).
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He had nothing to do but to sit tight and let her do the work."
While the megaphone barks at a famous hostelry, let me whisper you through the low-tuned cardiaphone to sit tight; for now things are about to happen, and the great city will close over them again as over a scrap of ticker tape floating down from the den of a Broad street bear.
"About all we can do is to sit tight and wait for whatever may come."
All that anybody had to do was to sit tight a little longer and hold on.
It is like the government of President Muhammadu Buhari is favourable to the strong, familiar and those with advantage of office or position to sit tight, creating the impression of corruption, godfatherism about his administration.
BANK of England policymakers are set to sit tight on interest rates today after last month's milestone hike and following encouraging news on the economy.
We understand McGinn has made it clear he sees his future at Celtic Park and, if a fee can't be agreed between the two clubs, he will be prepared to sit tight until January when he would be able to sign for his boyhood heroes on a pre-contract as a free agent.
While they made plenty of people sit up and take notice with victory over New England, it was only by a 13-6 scoreline, so it would be easy to get carried away and it could pay to sit tight.
The former England star still has a year to run on his contract and he is happy to sit tight and take his chances as a squad player if nothing arises, before leaving on a free transfer next summer.
JAMES McCARTHY has been told to sit tight as Everton prepare a [euro]15million bid for the Irishman.
Having the crucial app is still a step forward, and the handful of trailblazers can always recount tales of buying Timbits with their Bolds while those on other platforms have to sit tight til 2013.
"They're also prepared to sit tight and wait for the opposition to make a mistake before pouncing.
London, Apr 12( ANI ): England fast bowler Tim Bresnan, who is currently in the Maldives for his wedding, had to sit tight and hope that the tsunami didn't reach Maldives after news of the earthquake in Indonesia.
The Firenock arrow indicated a low hit, so I planned to sit tight for a long while.
The group said the rise reflected an increase in activity from potential buyers, as well as a shortage of properties coming on to the market, as many homeowners decided to sit tight.