sit through

Meaning: If you sit through something like a long speech or a boring show, you wait until it's over before leaving, even though you're not enjoying it.

For example:

  • sit through sth We had to sit through another of the chairman's dull speeches before the awards were announced.

  • sit through sth If I hadn't been there with friends there's no way I would have sat through that movie. It was terrible!

Quick Quiz:

Before Nancy performed her concert, we had to sit through

a. a delicious dinner

b. a very funny introduction

c. some long and boring speeches

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