sit tight : Popular Idioms in English

sit tight

To wait patiently

When Mike finished telling the teller all his many complaints about the bank, she told him to sit tight while she got the manager to come over.


  • v  maintain the same position; wait it out
News & Articles

  • This P/E Suggests Diageo Is a Hold
    Diageo shareholders should sit tight, but now is not the time to buy, suggests Roland Head.        
    June 18, 2013 - The Motley Fool
  • Game Informer's Best Of E3 2013 Nominees
    Each day throughout E3, we'll be sharing with you our nominees for our annual awards. We can't see everything at once, so if you don't see your most anticipated title, sit tight. There is more to come! DAY ONE Titanfall (Respawn Entertainment, EA) Destiny (Bungie, Activision) Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision) Battlefield 4 (DICE, EA) FIFA 14 (EA Guildford, EA Sports) Batman Arkham ...
    June 12, 2013 - Game Informer
  • State Appeals Court Reviews New York’s Soda Ban
    Guzzle while you still can. Today — exactly three months after New York Supreme Court Judge Milton A. Tingling dramatically struck down the Board of Health's soda ban — the state appeals court considered the case. This news hits at the same time as the Health Department's report that New Yorkers are more diabetic than ever . Yikes. Sit tight for now: It'll be a while before a decision's ...
    June 11, 2013 - New York Magazine