lay low and sing small

lay low and sing small

1. To be, make oneself, or remain hidden or inconspicuous; to avoid being found, detected, or scrutinized by others. (A common error for the grammatically correct "lie low.") I'm sorry I haven't been around to see you lately, but with the police investigating the company I thought it would be better to lay low and sing small for a while. Jim and Colby are laying low with the goods. Once the heat from the cops eases up, they'll send the stuff over to us.
2. By extension, to keep to oneself; to avoid interactions with others. I think I'm just going to lay low and sing small at home this weekend—I don't really feel like going out at all. I can't afford any more distractions ahead of my finals, so I need to lay low and sing small for the next couple of weeks.
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lay low and sing small

Rur. to hide; to make oneself inconspicuous. After he robbed the bank, the outlaw decided to lay low and sing small awhile. Jane is looking for you, and she sure is angry. You'd best lay low and sing small.
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