lie down

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lie down (third-person singular simple present lies down, present participle lying down, simple past lay down, past participle lain down)

  1. (intransitive) to assume a reclining position
    Lie down on the bed until you feel better.
  2. (intransitive) to be lazy or remiss
    He never got promoted because he was always lying down on the job.
    • 2012 May 9, John Percy, “Birmingham City 2 Blackpool 2 (2-3 on agg): match report”, the Telegraph:
      They may have finished 11 points behind West Ham and lost both league games, conceding eight goals, but the Tangerine dream remains alive. Holloway said: “We won’t get a bigger test than West Ham but we’ve got one chance. If you’d asked me last summer when I lost all those players I’d have said this was a dead duck, but we don’t lie down at this club.”

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