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lay (something) up in lavender

obsolete To preserve something and place it into storage for future use or access. The great house was sold off, and all their possessions were laid up in lavender to await auction.
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lay someone out in lavender

Fig. to scold someone severely. She was really mad. She laid him out in lavender and really put him in his place. If you ever feel like you need to lay me out in lavender again, just forget it.
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lay something up in lavender

preserve something carefully for future use.
The flowers and stalks of lavender were traditionally used as a preservative for stored clothes.
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lay someone out in lavender

tv. to scold or rebuke someone severely. She really laid him out in lavender for that.
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