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sitting US English

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

sitting US Thesaurus

all-night sittings

sitting in sit US 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

pet sitting US English

The activity of taking care of pets for absent owners

Sitting Bull US English

(Circa 1831–90), Sioux chief; Sioux name Tatanka Iyotake. He led the Sioux in the fight to retain their lands; this resulted in the massacre of Lt. Col. Custer and his men at Little Bighorn. He was killed by reservation police during the Ghost Dance turmoil

sitting duck US English

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

sitting room US English

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

sitting trot US 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 room US Thesaurus

Jocelyn is waiting for you in the sitting room

sitting tenant US English

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

be sitting pretty US English

Be in an advantageous position or situation

babysit US English

Look after a child or children while the parents are out

cat-sit US English

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

dog-sit US English

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

house-sit US English

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

sitting target in sitting duck US English

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

bedsit US English

A one-room apartment typically consisting of a combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

bed-sitting room in bedsit US English

A one-room apartment typically consisting of a combined bedroom and sitting room with cooking facilities

be sitting pretty in pretty US English

Be in an advantageous position or situation

(sitting) on the fence in fence US Thesaurus

voters tend to shy away from candidates who are on the fence