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sit tight

informal

Definition of sit tight in English:

1Remain firmly in one’s place: this shouldn’t take long—just sit tight
More example sentences
  • I'll just go take Blake to make arrangements and the rest of you sit tight.
  • They assumed that the crowd would sit tight even if the arrangements were not up to the mark.
  • Should we sit tight and wait to be rescued - and risk choking on fumes or being crushed in a tunnel collapse?
Synonyms
stay put, stay there, wait there, remain in one's place
1.1Refrain from taking action or changing one’s mind: we’re advising our clients to sit tight and neither to buy nor sell
More example sentences
  • There is still more to come, but we're sitting tight and waiting for when the time will happen.
  • His outlandish haul of major championships is the product of a cautious approach, a refusal to take risks and a determination to sit tight and wait for others to make mistakes.
  • All we can do is sit tight and wait and that is simply making a worrying situation even more difficult.
Synonyms
take no action, wait, hold back, hang back, be patient, bide one's time, play a waiting game
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