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Sit Up (for anyone) (To)

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To await the return of a person after the usual hour of bed-time.

“His own maid would sit up for him.”—George Eliot.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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