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lay someone away

Euph. to bury someone. Yes, he has passed. We laid him away last week. He laid away his uncle in a simple ceremony.
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lay something away (for someone)

to put something in storage for someone to receive at a later time. (Often said of a purchase that is held until it is paid for.) Please lay this away for me. I'll pay for it when I have the money. Please lay away this coat until I can get the money together.
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lay away

1. To reserve something for the future; save something: I'm laying away $500 just in case my car ever breaks down. The bride laid the dishes away for her trousseau.
2. To have something held for future delivery, especially by paying partly for it beforehand: I gave the salesman a check for $100, and he laid the carpet away for me. The manager laid away the oven until we could get to the store.
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5million move from Manchester United to Sunderland on Monday after his former team-mate persuaded him his future lay away from Old Trafford.
Pictures of the 29-year-old looking glum as he trudged off the Millennium Stadium pitch led some to suggest his future lay away from Old Trafford.
Henry conceded that he would have joined Barcelona had he decided that his future lay away from London.
WE were led to believe that Wayne Rooney was convinced his future lay away from Goodison only AFTER his Euro 2004 heroics.