from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A work stoppage in which the workers refuse to leave their place of employment until their demands are considered or met. Also called sit-down strike.
- n. An obstruction of normal activity by the act of a large group sitting down in public to express a grievance or protest.
- n. Informal An act, instance, or period of sitting.
- n. Informal A meal for people seated at a table.
- adj. Performed or accomplished while sitting down: a sit-down discussion; a sit-down protest.
- adj. Intended for people seated at a table: a sit-down dinner for 12.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Intended to be done while sitting.
- n. An act of sitting down, especially with other people in some form of social exchange.
- n. A sit-in, a protest of civil disobedience by people sitting and refusing to move.
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- n. a strike in which workers refuse to leave the workplace until a settlement is reached
McClure calls his sit-down experience at El Comedor a week earlier "like winning the lottery."
McClure calls his sit-down experience at El Comedor a week earlier like winning the lottery.
Tomlin called the sit-down "good" while the normally tight-lipped Colbert was decidedly open when talking about the nature of the discussion.
Annoyed by the abuse, especially as his father was born in England and played for Bolton Wanderers youth team, Hargreaves called a sit-down with certain reporters at the Lowry Hotel, Salford in 2002, during which he calmly listed all his achievements, including a winner's medal in the 2001 Champions League final.
Tomlin called the sit-down "good," while Colbert was decidedly open when talking about the nature of the discussion, saying: "Obviously he's interested.
So impressed, in fact, that I would like you to join me in cabin B-14 so we can have a little sit-down before things get more unfriendly than they need to get.
The 43-day sit-down strike of December 30, 1936 to February 11, 1937 took place only a mile from where I grew up.
My mother was a special education teacher at Flint Northern and taught a year-long course on the sit-down strike of 1936-37.
Arrangements have been made for a sit-down luncheon to follow the ceremony.
And so, our shotgun wedding, less than twelve hours in the making, turned into a confirmed fifty-guest affair, complete with a three-course sit-down luncheon, maids of honor, speeches, and gifts.
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