lay low


lay low
lie low & lay low
Fig. to keep quiet and not be noticed; to avoid being conspicuous. (

Lay

is a common error for

lie

.) •

I suggest you lie low for a few days.

The robber said that he would lay low for a short time after the robbery.

* * *
{v.} 1. To knock down; to force into a lying position; to put out of action. * /Many trees were laid low by the storm./ * /Jane was laid low by the flu./ 2. To kill. * /The hunters laid low seven pheasants./ 3. See: LIE LOW.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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  • lay low — {v.} 1. To knock down; to force into a lying position; to put out of action. * /Many trees were laid low by the storm./ * /Jane was laid low by the flu./ 2. To kill. * /The hunters laid low seven pheasants./ 3. See: LIE LOW …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay low — transitive verb 1. : to bring or strike to earth : fell hurricane winds are likely to lay low the ballon 2. : to knock out of a fight or out of action flu had laid him low 3 …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay low — verb a) to remain hidden or to hide oneself I’m going to lay low for a bit in case the police come looking. b) to knock out; to cause to fall He was laid low by a vicious blow to the head. Syn …   Wiktionary

  • lay low — stay out of sight; out of circulation    The escaped prisoner planned to lay low for a few days …   English idioms

  • lay low — hide, keep out of sight for awhile He decided to lay low for awhile until his friend forgot that he had damaged his car …   Idioms and examples

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  • lay\ low — v 1. To knock down; to force into a lying position; to put out of action. Many trees were laid low by the storm. Jane was laid low by the flu. 2. To kill. The hunters laid low seven pheasants. 3. See: lie low …   Словарь американских идиом


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