One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Sit or lie down.
take a seat, seat oneself, settle down, be seated, take a chairView synonyms
- ‘Jo pointed towards the screen door, ‘Come into the sun room. You can sit in my comfortable rockers and take a load off your feet.’’
- ‘Doing so will take a load off your feet, and prevent your brain from becoming clogged, cluttered or crashing like your hapless personal computer.’
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