lie down

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lie down

to recline. Why don't you lie down for a while? I need to lie down and have a little snooze.
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lie down

Also, lie down on the job. Be remiss or lazy. For example, They fired Max because he was always lying down on the job. This expression alludes to lying down in the sense of "resting." [Early 1900s]
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lie down

v.
To place the body in a flat, horizontal position; recline: The dog usually lies down in front of the fireplace. After lunch, I lay down under a tree and fell asleep. I had just lain down when the phone rang.
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References in classic literature ?
When the three had satisfied the cravings of their appetites two of them were for lying down to sleep until it should be time to feed again, but Bulan, once more master, would not permit it, and forced them to accompany him in his seemingly futile search for the girl who had disappeared so mysteriously after he had rescued her from the ourang outangs.
I slaked my thirst at the brook, and then lying down, was overcome by sleep.
As he was wandering about there he came upon a Lion lying down moaning and groaning.
She was lying down by the wayside, and quietly chewing her cud; nor did she take any notice of the young man until he had approached pretty nigh.
They all looked; and, sure enough, the cow had stopped, and was staring leisurely about her, as other cows do when on the point of lying down.
By this contrivance I got into the inmost court; and, lying down upon my side, I applied my face to the windows of the middle stories, which were left open on purpose, and discovered the most splendid afments that can be imagined.
Before lying down he crept shoeless upstairs, and listened at the door of her apartment.
We can't have the old dumb servitor because there isn't room for two in the flat when one is lying down.
A team from Scotland's Rural College wanted to find out if the length of time cows spend lying down and standing up affects their health or happiness.
Well, then wait until that person is lying down, for a new study has revealed that people handle anger differently when they're lying on their backs, compared with sitting upright.
She said: 'I would urge the people of Wales to learn the lesson from my mistake - don't take back pain lying down.
Don't take back pain lying down is the message, and I hope the campaign helps any of you who suffer in this way.
The diuretic drug furosemide cleared most of the fluid from his lungs and he was able to sleep lying down in bed that night.
New research shows that people are more sensitive to the smell of roses when sitting than lying down.
The session, which may last up to two hours, begins with the client comfortably dressed and lying down on a futon-style mat.