To sit out

To be without engagement or employment
To outstay.
- Bp. Sanderson.

See also: Sit, Sit

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But Escobar required surgery to remove bone chips in 1997, forcing him to sit out six weeks.
It's more likely that he will have to sit out the first road trip altogether.
In addition to forcing him to sit out occasionally so he doesn't overdo it, Jordan said the surgically repaired knee is limiting his effectiveness in other areas.
If the group were to sit out a major political debate that directly affects its members and its interests, it would forfeit its claim to speaking on behalf of Valley business leaders.