Definition of sit back in English:

sit back

phrasal verb

  • 1Relax.

    ‘sit back and enjoy the music’
    • ‘Put on a pot of coffee, dig out the cherry pie and sit back and relax.’
    • ‘It is a book that is hard to put down so give yourself plenty of time, sit back, relax and enjoy.’
    • ‘On a snowboarding holiday, there's not much opportunity to sit back and relax, however.’
    • ‘Limbaugh loves sitting back and relaxing with a cigar.’
    • ‘All a client has to do is tell me what they want and then sit back and relax.’
    • ‘I hated the first one, but decided to sit back, relax and get in touch with my inner angel.’
    • ‘With a large family of eleven, Kit had little time to sit back and relax in former years.’
    • ‘So in preparation for another burst of mindless driving I am going to sit back and relax.’
    • ‘Once you have eaten so much you can't move an eyelid, it's time to sit back, relax and let someone else do the driving.’
    • ‘So, if you are a woman who needs time to be with yourself, sit back, relax, and enjoy these movies.’
    relax, unwind, lie back, loosen up
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    1. 1.1 Take no action; choose not to become involved.
      ‘I can't just sit back and let Liz get on with it’
      • ‘God expects that when we pray for something, we should not just sit back and wait for miracles to happen.’
      • ‘At the moment it's a case of sitting back and waiting for the outcome to this.’
      • ‘Analysts are concerned that the group is sitting back and waiting for the forecast economic recovery rather than cutting costs.’
      • ‘He looks at me and sits back, waiting for the signs of awe to display themselves on my face.’
      • ‘They simply sit back and wait and, if a buyer comes along, then they think about moving somewhere else.’
      • ‘And I did it by not sitting back and waiting for the school or company to provide me with the requisite classes.’
      • ‘Nor are they just sitting back and waiting for the talent to roll in.’
      • ‘Then they just sit back and wait for a reaction from the rest of the users.’
      • ‘The drive is now on to sell season tickets for the new term - but I know there are a lot of people sitting back and waiting to see what is about to happen before they make any decisions.’
      • ‘Yet while all their manager asks them to do is win, the world sits back and waits to be entertained.’