sit about

phrasal verb

sat about; sitting about; sits about
chiefly British
: to spend time doing nothing useful
He sits about and does nothing while I do all the work.

Examples of sit about in a Sentence

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“Sit about.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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