lay someone out

lay someone out

1. tv. to scold someone severely. (see also laid out.) She really laid out the guy but good. What did he do, rob a bank?
2. tv. to knock someone down with a punch. The boxer laid out his opponent with a blow to the head.
3. tv. to prepare someone for burial. (see also laid out. Not slang.) The undertaker did not lay Aunt Fanny out to my satisfaction.
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