sit back

phrasal verb

Definition of sit back 

1 : to get into a comfortable and relaxed position in a chair, seat, etc. Sit back and enjoy the ride.

2 : to make no effort to do something He sat back and watched us do all the work. How can you just sit back and let him insult you like that?

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