sit around

If you sit around or sit about, you spend time doing nothing useful or interesting. [INFORMAL]

[V P] Eve isn't the type to sit around doing nothing...

[V P] We sat about in the gloomy airport lounge.

(in BRIT, also use sit about)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • sit around — phr verb Sit around is used with these nouns as the object: ↑table …   Collocations dictionary

  • sit around — verb To sit down and not do anything important …   Wiktionary

  • sit around — hang out; sit idly; be present somewhere without fulfilling any particular function …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sit (around) on (your) backside — British & Australian, very informal! to do nothing, especially when other people are busy or need your help. How do people expect things to change if they just sit on their backsides and don t bother to vote? …   New idioms dictionary

  • sit around the table — sit down to a meal, sit down so as to eat; gather around a table for the purpose of eating or talking …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sit — [ sıt ] (past tense and past participle sat [ sæt ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 rest lower body on something ▸ 2 be in situation etc. ▸ 3 be in particular place ▸ 4 meet in committee etc. ▸ 5 be model ▸ 6 take care of children ▸ 7 take an examination ▸ +… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • sit — /sIt/ verb past tense and past participle sat present participle sitting 1 IN A CHAIR ETC a) (I) to be on a chair or seat, or on the ground, with the top half of your body upright and your weight resting on your buttocks (+on/in/by etc): sitting… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sit — W1S1 [sıt] v past tense and past participle sat [sæt] present participle sitting ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in a chair etc)¦ 2¦(objects/buildings etc)¦ 3¦(do nothing)¦ 4¦(committee/parliament etc)¦ 5¦(meeting)¦ 6¦(animal/bird)¦ 7¦(look after)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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