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

Recent Examples on the Web The Town of Labrador City, in the northwestern part of the province, is remote and sits about 900 miles north of Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. Amanda Musa, CNN, 13 July 2024 Granbury sits about an hour southwest of Fort Worth in Hood County, which houses a mostly rural and Republican population of about 65,000 people. By Andrew R Chow/granbury, Texas, TIME, 8 July 2024 One, however, sits about 15 minutes outside of city limits, at the intersection of Jackson Road and Eagles Nest Road just south of Mather. Esther Sun, Sacramento Bee, 7 July 2024 Bakhmut, which sits about 10 kilometers (6 miles) east of Chasiv Yar, fell to Russia at a huge cost to its troops in May 2023, after many months of intense fighting. Ivana Kottasová, CNN, 4 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for sit about 

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“Sit about.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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