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Dear forum teachers!

What does “sitting on life” mean in this context?

I can not figure out the meaning of this one – “sitting on life” ?? Could you take a look for me? Thank you!

(Prison Break)



Michael: What's it take to shake down another inmate, get something he's taken from you?

John: It would take Fibonacci.

Michael: I'll give you Fibonacci, I promise you that, when the time is right.

John: Time is right now.

Michael: No, the time is right when you and I are both standing outside those walls. You're sitting on life without parole. You're never gonna stand outside those walls again. Not unless you knew someone. Someone who knew a way out. What do you say, John?

John: I say I've heard nothing but blabber.
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Hi,

What does “sitting on life” mean in this context?

I can not figure out the meaning of this one – “sitting on life” ?? Could you take a look for me? Thank you!

Michael: No, the time is right when you and I are both standing outside those walls. You're sitting on life without parole. You're never gonna stand outside those walls again. Not unless you knew someone. Someone who knew a way out. What do you say, John?

Life without parole means a life sentence, with no possibility of parole. You will never get out of jail.

(You're sitting on ) (life without parole) means you are in prison right now, serving this prison sentence.

Best wishes, Clive
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CliveHi,

What does “sitting on life” mean in this context?

I can not figure out the meaning of this one – “sitting on life” ?? Could you take a look for me? Thank you!

Hello! Clive,



Thanks for taking your time to look at my question again! Thank you!

I get it now!