laid back


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laid back

 
1. calm and relaxed. Willie is not what I would call laid back. You are really one laid-back guy!
2. intoxicated. He's a little laid back and can't come to the phone. How can those guys work when they are laid back by noon?
See also: back, laid

laid back

1. mod. calm and relaxed. Sam is not what I would call laid back.
2. mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. He’s a little laid back and can’t come to the phone.
See also: back, laid
References in classic literature ?
Just then a horse's head looked over from the stall beyond; the ears were laid back, and the eye looked rather ill-tempered.
When Skipper arrived, Jerry wagged his stump tail and, with ears laid back, dragged and tugged harder than ever at the thin cotton of the girl's garment.
He was instantly contrite, all soft humility, ears laid back with pleadingness for forgiveness and protestation of a warm throbbing heart of love.
Mukhorty too laid back his ears and shook his head discontentedly.
Immediately he became restless, the ears were laid back, and he was a picture of viciousness.
But no matter how Spitz circled, Joe whirled around on his heels to face him, mane bristling, ears laid back, lips writhing and snarling, jaws clipping together as fast as he could snap, and eyes diabolically gleaming--the incarnation of belligerent fear.
Tom had n't even a whistle at his command; Maud was so scared at gentle Polly's outbreak, that she sat as still as a mouse; while Fanny, conscience stricken, laid back the poor little presents with a respectful hand, for somehow the thought of Polly's poverty came over her as it never had done before; and these odds and ends, so carefully treasured up for those at home, touched Fanny, and grew beautiful in her eyes.
The all encompassing make-over allows the Shelley to keep its laid back beach atmosphere, while maintaining a cutting edge style.
Moran flew to Melbourne alongside Walsh last week for a fortnight's trial with this year's AFL Grand Final runners-up but his overweight arrival and laid back approach has not endeared him to Saint's recruiters acccording to Nixon.
He's real laid back and very casual, and I guess that's worked for him,'' Dent said.
Land lovers will enjoy the "Plantation/Victorian" village-design, a blend of luxurious amenities and laid back living.
The Stoke hitman has been hanging out with the world's fastest man during his summer break and Bolt's laid back attitude is rubbing off on Fuller.
LANCASTER - When Bob Williams retired in May 1994 after more than 40 years running the Greener Gardens Nursery, he laid back and went fishing for two months.
Howard's lyrics express a passion for the sun-filled, laid back lifestyle that most northerners envision as they count their days until vacation time or retirement.
It would be great to do a whole album like this - it's so laid back.