sit around

phrasal verb

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

Examples of sit around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Many of the rally's attendees who were not injured sat around afterward for hours, stunned by the night's events. Charlotte Phillipp, Peoplemag, 23 May 2024 Guthrie didn’t want to sit around Indianapolis without a car to drive. Scott Fowler, Charlotte Observer, 21 May 2024 Instead, each took turns sitting around a table with BUILD leaders talking through their plans. Emily Opilo, Baltimore Sun, 8 May 2024 Part two is mean dad, which is sort of sitting around the table before somebody gets sent home asking tough questions about things that went wrong. Dalton Ross,, 16 May 2024 Tips that appear to have spread indicate that the asparagus has been sitting around for quite some time. Cindy Carcamo, Los Angeles Times, 12 May 2024 Recently, some people behind a new ranking system for bars sat around this bar, too. Amanda Hancock, The Courier-Journal, 10 May 2024 One of my pet peeves is: Don’t sit around me or near me and then have your phone at full volume. Zach Wichter, USA TODAY, 8 May 2024 Groups can be seen sitting around fires, while others walk around the beach. Katie Polglase, CNN, 9 Apr. 2024

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“Sit around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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