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sitting British & World English

A continuous period of being seated, especially when engaged in a particular activity

sitting English Thesaurus

all-night sittings of Parliament

sitting in sit British & World English

Adopt or be in a position in which one’s weight is supported by one’s buttocks rather than one’s feet and one’s back is upright

Sitting Bull British & World English

(Circa 1831–90), Sioux chief; Sioux name Tatanka Iyotake. As the main chief of the Sioux peoples from about 1867, Sitting Bull led the Sioux in the fight to retain their lands; this resulted in the massacre of General Custer and his men at Little Bighorn

sitting duck British & World English

A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger

sitting room British & World English

A room in a house in which people can sit down and relax

sitting trot British & World English

A style of riding in which a rider remains seated while a horse is trotting, rather than rising from the saddle on alternate strides

sitting tenant British & World English

A tenant already in occupation of premises, especially when there is a change of owner

be sitting pretty British & World English

Be in an advantageous situation

babysit British & World English

Look after a child or children while the parents are out

cat-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their cat or cats

dog-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their dog or dogs

pet-sit British & World English

Stay in someone’s house while they are away and look after their pet or pets

house-sit British & World English

Live in and look after a house while its owner is away

sitting target in sitting duck British & World English

A person or thing with no protection against an attack or other source of danger

bedsit British & World English

A one-roomed unit of accommodation typically consisting of combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

bed-sitting room in bedsit British & World English

A one-roomed unit of accommodation typically consisting of combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

be sitting pretty in pretty British & World English

Be in an advantageous situation

(sitting) on the fence in fence English Thesaurus

they were on the fence about the whole issue