[General] sit tight

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vil

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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 we’ve 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
 

emsr2d2

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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 we’ve 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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