lie-in

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb to lie in

Noun[edit]

lie-in (plural lie-ins)

  1. A period spent lying in bed for longer than usual after one has woken up.
    As I didn't have to go to work, I decided to have a lie-in.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Lie-in is used mainly in the phrase to have a lie-in.

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