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Take Lying Down

Definition of the verb take lying down

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  1. suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively

Alternative definition of the verb take lying down


  1. [idiomatic] to endure without complaint or protest

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Google previewThe Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Elizabeth Jewell

be discreet about one's intentions, take lying down [usu. with neg.] accept ( defeat, rebuke, etc.) without resistance or protest, etc. mv. 1 recline, stretch out; repose, lean. 2 be level. 3 cease, lapse. 4 b be, remain, belong, a lie ahead see ...

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Small photo of Bangkok - Thailand, Nov 6, 2011: A young man take lying down under the pedestrian overpass at Ngamwongwan road during a big flooding in Thailand. More...

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