sit back

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Synonyms for sit back

settle into a comfortable sitting position

be inactive or indifferent while something is happening


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"If you sit back and let them play they are the best side in the world and they showed that.
Mother-of-four Lorraine, 38, of Ipswich, Suffolk, said: "I can't sit back and watch anyone mock Aaron for proudly doing his job and sacrificing himself for it."
When you've got Muamba, Larsson, Cole, Bendtner and McSheffrey, you don't look like a team set up to sit back and defend," McCarthy said.
He said: "If there are people inside our country who are talking with Al Qaeda, we want to know about it because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again."
"If there are people inside our country who are talking with al-Qaida, we want to know about it" Bush continued, "because we will not sit back and wait to be hit again."
of Texas at El Paso) black players were no longer a novelty anywhere, and you could sit back and enjoy watching them without counting how many of them were on the floor.
This shows the average American that he doesn't have to simply sit back and take the trash being offered on TV, but he can get involved and fight back with his pocketbook."
"Our recruiters and NSOs aren't known to sit back and rest on their past accomplishments.
In this moment I sit back and pray a simple prayer: "Into your hands, Lord, I commend my spirit."
Now, brokers and city officials believe all they have to do is sit back and watch the lab technicians arrive.
Sit back and enjoy the view, the artist seemed to say; who knows what you'll discover?
Unable to sit back and take the hit, Lydia investigates the murder starting with learning more about Michael.
IT'S THAT TIME of year again--when chief executives have to sit back and passively await the tireless barrage of headlines proclaiming that you get paid too much.
Just heat and serve, sit back, and loosen your belt.
Deep-sea anglers, sit back in your deck chairs, close your eyes, and imagine fighting to land one of the monstrous fish that cruised the seas off South Carolina about 26 million years ago.