Paula O'Reilly, of Alliance & Leicester, said, ``2002 has been a very turbulent year for the stock market, it is encouraging that nine out of 10 investors are taking a long term view and choosing to sit tight
rather than cutting their losses and running.
ROBERTO MANCINI will not tout himself to Chelsea and is content to sit tight
and await their call.
Small investors holding RBS shares can sit tight
and "feel a little more optimistic about the company's future" says Nick Raynor, investment advisor at the Share Centre which says that RBS has given itself the best possible chance of raising the money by being first in the queue for new money.
He, too, had to sit tight
when his mount blundered three from home, and having recovered from that he was closing in on the leader Pass The Class when that one fell at the last, leaving Urban to beat Oniz Tiptoes by a length and a quarter.
GRAEME Souness looks set to sit tight
on his pounds 20million offer to take over Wolves and decide against upping his bid to move in at Molineux.
So sit tight
, enjoy the ride - and at all costs, keep your finger off the cruise-control button.
If their properties' vacancy rates are not critically high, it may be wiser to sit tight
, keep the space off the market, and wait for the market's inevitable return in the next couple of years.
More homeowners may be reacting to the current economic and political uncertainty and choosing to sit tight
and consolidate their current property assets rather than move at this particular time.
Danny Cox, pensions development manager at Bristol-based independent financial adviser Hargreaves Landsdown, said people with endowment policies should sit tight
as they could be subject to a market value adjustment, which knocks a certain percentage off the value of their investment if it is redeemed early, if they tried to take their money away.
At this point, a cell "decides" whether to proliferate, sit tight
, or continue to grow but not divide.
The former England star still has a year to run on his contract and he is happy to sit tight
and take his chances as a squad player if nothing arises, before leaving on a free transfer next summer.