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get laid

vulgar slang To have sex (with someone). He's always so uptight. He needs to get laid.
See also: get, laid


1. verb To have sexual intercourse (with someone). Used especially in the passive construction "get laid." As a teenager, I worried and thought about getting laid almost constantly. It was at that point in the date that she decided she wanted to lay him.
2. noun An act or instance of sexual intercourse. It's been way too long since my last lay. I refuse to go on a date with anyone who's just looking for a lay.
3. noun A person with whom one has or might have sex. I heard he was a good lay.

lay (oneself) open

To expose or make oneself vulnerable (to something). We need to update these terms of service right away—no need to lay ourselves open to lawsuits.
See also: lay, open
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

get laid

to have sexual intercourse. (Use caution.) Tommy wanted nothing more out of life than to get laid.
See also: get, laid
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


1. and layed mod. drug intoxicated. (see also laid out.) Man, did I get myself laid.
2. mod. copulated with. (Usually objectionable.) If you come home laid, don’t say I didn’t warn you.


1. tv. to copulate [with] someone. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) She laid him on the spot.
2. n. a sexual act. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) I could use a good lay about now.
3. n. a person considered as a potential sex partner. (Crude. Usually objectionable.) He actually said that she was a good lay.


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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

lay (one's)

/a finger on
To locate; find: We haven't been able to lay a finger on those photos.


/put to rest
1. To bury (a dead body); inter.
2. To resolve or settle (an issue, for example): The judge's ruling put to rest the dispute between the neighbors.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.