lay somebody low

lay (one) low

To render one unable to move or leave their bed. The car accident laid her low for a couple of months. My husband won't be able to come in to work today—he's been laid low by the flu.
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lay somebody ˈlow

(informal) (of an illness) cause somebody to go to bed or be unable to work normally: That flu laid her low for a couple of weeks.
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