Phrasal Verbs

sit back

This page is about the phrasal verb sit back


to do nothing instead of making an effort to get what you want

For example

  • sit back If you want to make friends, you have to make an effort. You can't just sit back and wait for people to call you.

  • sit back No wonder Joe is still unemployed. He thinks he can sit back and wait for jobs to come to him.

Quick Quiz

I've got an important presentation coming up, so I can't afford to sit back and

a. work hard

b. do nothing

c. prepare it

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