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    sit it out/walk for nothing

    Hi,

    What does "sit it out" and "walk for nothing" mean in this sentence?


    The France star, 23, has just 12 months left on his contract and the Gunners will not let him sit it out and walk for nothing.


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    Re: sit it out/walk for nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    Hi,

    What does "sit it out" and "walk for nothing" mean in this sentence?


    The France star, 23, has just 12 months left on his contract and the Gunners will not let him sit it out and walk for nothing.


    Thanks a lot
    Not a teacher only a native.

    'Sit it out' - Means let the time pass eg. the 12 months left on his contract.
    'Walk for nothing' - Be transferred to another club free of charge.

    In other words:
    The France star, 23, has just 12 months left on his contract and the Gunners will not let him bide his time and be transferred to another club for free (because his contract will have run out).

    Just a small point - I think 'The French star' sounds better than 'The France star'.

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    Re: sit it out/walk for nothing

    A good answer, shroob, though I disagree with your footnote.

    International players are referred to by the country they represent, not their nationality.

    Thus Frank Lampard is an England star, not an English one.

    Rover

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    Re: sit it out/walk for nothing

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A good answer, shroob, though I disagree with your footnote.

    International players are referred to by the country they represent, not their nationality.

    Thus Frank Lampard is an England star, not an English one.

    Rover
    True - I did not think of it like that. I stand corrected.

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