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I certainly would have had a "sit-down" with you if it had been possible.

If there is a sit-down meal, she would be between her husband and father.

The standing breakfast differs from the sit-down breakfast in service only.

Now, if there is any one manœuvre on which the Walton infantry prides itself, the "lock-step and sit-down" is that one.

"A lazy, sit-down job and one for which you are peculiarly fitted," broke in Jimmy Turner.

The girl is bringing up the tea, and I'm positively dying for a cup and a sit-down.

Jill wished to know exactly how late the party would be kept up, and if there was to be a sit-down supper.

Wedding invitations are usually thought to require no answer unless it be to a sit-down wedding breakfast.

There is perhaps no entertainment where so much brilliant conversation and repartee is indulged in as at the "sit-down" supper.

"It's an afternoon calling tea, not a sit-down schoolroom tea," explained Aldred.

WORD ORIGIN

1836 of meals, 1936 of strikes, from verbal phrase (c.1200), from sit (v.) + down (adv.); as a noun, sit-down "act of sitting down" is from 1861.

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