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The meaning of "sit tight"

" Sit tight "
Wait and take do nothing until the time is right for action.
I know you hoped to be promoted by now. Don't worry though. It will happen; just sit tight, do your job well and wait.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 18th century. Probably an allusion to birds sitting quiet and still when threatened by a predator.
Where is it used?:
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