lay someone low

lay someone low

Overcome someone, as in He laid him low with one good punch, or The flu laid us low for two weeks. [1300s] Also see lie low.
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And I appreciate the suspicion that some of those dates on the front of packs of cooked meat and fresh pasta and yoghurts are utterly random and there purely to protect the retailer from litigation should a renegade quiche lay someone low.