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


From sit down. (Wiktionary)


  • McClure calls his sit-down experience at El Comedor a week earlier "like winning the lottery." Front Page

  • McClure calls his sit-down experience at El Comedor a week earlier like winning the lottery. Front Page

  • Tomlin called the sit-down "good" while the normally tight-lipped Colbert was decidedly open when talking about the nature of the discussion.

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  • 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. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • Tomlin called the sit-down "good," while Colbert was decidedly open when talking about the nature of the discussion, saying: "Obviously he's interested. Chronicle

  • 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.

    Gideon’s war

  • The 43-day sit-down strike of December 30, 1936 to February 11, 1937 took place only a mile from where I grew up.

    Steve Mariotti: Memories of Flint, Part 1

  • My mother was a special education teacher at Flint Northern and taught a year-long course on the sit-down strike of 1936-37.

    Steve Mariotti: Memories of Flint, Part 1

  • Arrangements have been made for a sit-down luncheon to follow the ceremony.

    Times Two

  • 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.

    Times Two


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  • I find bilby quite striking indeed. It's those ears!

    (See shaken baby syndrome, of all places.)

    March 25, 2009

  • I'm striking for the rights of celery.

    March 25, 2009

  • he's not going to finish us off, just strike us a bit?

    March 25, 2009

  • ... so bilby's striking instead of killing us?

    March 24, 2009

  • When there is a problem between gangsters in Sopranos, they have a "sit-down" to try and solve the problem.

    ... Instead of just killing eachother.

    March 24, 2009

  • As this is a kind of strike, what are you striking for?

    March 24, 2009

  • *sits*

    I am scrupulously well-behaved.

    March 24, 2009