to lay it on thick (third-person singular simple present lays it on thick, present participle laying it on thick, simple past and past participle laid it on thick)
- (idiomatic) To exaggerate or overstate a feeling or emotion.
- She laid it on thick when her pet died.
- (idiomatic) To flatter.
- He knew he needed to lay it on thick in his job interview.
- (idiomatic) To guilt, guilt-trip.
- Her mother laid it on thick, telling her to call home more often.