sitzkrieg

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sitz·krieg

 (sĭt′skrēg′, zĭt′-)
n.
Warfare marked by a lack of aggression or progress.

[Coined on the model of blitzkrieg : German Sitz, act of sitting; see sitz bath + German Krieg, war; see blitzkrieg.]

sitzkrieg

(ˈsɪtsˌkriːɡ; ˈzɪts-)
n
(Military) a period during a war in which both sides change positions very slowly or not at all
[C20: from German, from sitzen to sit + Krieg war]