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    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    We shall come through all right; all weve got to do is to sit tight until the storm has blown itself out.

    sit tight = be patient, take no action

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V

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    Default Re: sit tight

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    We shall come through all right; all weve got to do is to sit tight until the storm has blown itself out.

    sit tight = be patient, take no action

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V
    Yes, you're right but it can have a more literal meaning - sit still, stay where you are.

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