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  • Hello everyone!

  • Welcome to Idiom 100, where we learn 100 commonly used idioms by native English speakers.

  • All of the explanations are in English, so it might be challenging for you,

  • but just try to imagine the meanings in your head and study hard and soon you'll be able to use these idioms in your conversations.

  • Is everyone ready? Let's begin.

  • Hello again!

  • Today's idiom is: sit tight.

  • Sit tight.

  • Okay, so let's imagine you are sitting and now let's imagine someone takes a bandage or tape and wraps you in the tape, very tight.

  • So, now you're sitting tight and maybe you can't move, okay?

  • So, that's a good picture to keep in your mind while we listen to the examples.

  • Example number 1:

  • I have been sitting tight for the past hour for my doctor's appointment. How much longer do I have to wait?

  • Just another 5 minutes. Thank you for being patient!

  • Okay, so he's sitting tight for one hour and has to sit tight and wait for 5 more minutes, okay?

  • Let's listen to example number 2.

  • Sorry, I’m in a rush now, can I talk to you about that later?

  • Sure, I’ll just sit tight and wait for you!

  • Okay, so 'sit tight' means to wait patiently.

  • Alright, it's something that a mother might say to her children, yeah, 'Sit tight, I'll be ready with dinner soon. Just wait quietly and patiently.'

  • Alright, so let's try using 'sit tight' sometime soon in another conversation

  • to a friend or family member who you want to wait patiently for you.

  • Alright, see you again next time! Good-bye!

Hello everyone!

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A2 tight patiently sit wait sitting idiom

【Ecom Englisch】 Englisch Lernen leicht gemacht 18/100: Sit tight

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    陳素惠 posted on 2014/07/17
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