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sitting

  
  ( sittings    plural  )
1       n-count   A sitting is one of the periods when a meal is served when there is not enough space for everyone to eat at the same time.  
Dinner was in two sittings.     
2       n-count   Asitting of a parliament, legislature, court, or other official body is one of the occasions when it meets in order to carry out its work.  
usu N of n   (=session)  
...the recent emergency sittings of the UN Security Council.     
3       adj   A sitting president or member of parliament is a present one, not a future or past one.  
ADJ n  
...the greatest clash in our history between a sitting president and an ex-president.     
4   
    sit  


sitting duck        ( sitting ducks    plural  ) If you say that someone is a sitting duck, you mean that they are easy to attack, cheat, or take advantage of.  
INFORMAL      n-count   (=sitting target)  
Nancy knew she'd be a sitting duck when she raised the trap door.     
sitting room        ( sitting rooms    plural  ) , sitting-room   A sitting room is a room in a house where people sit and relax.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
in AM, usually use living room     
sitting target        ( sitting targets    plural  ) A sitting target is the same as a sitting duck.      n-count  
They know they are a sitting target for the press.     
sitting tenant        ( sitting tenants    plural  ) A sitting tenant is a person who rents a house or flat as their home and has a legal right to live there.  
  (BRIT)      n-count  
1.4 million council homes have been sold, mostly to sitting tenants.     
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