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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.
References in classic literature ?
We may meet in with a king's ship and she may lay us aboard, sir, with no blame of mine: they keep the cruisers thick upon this coast, ye ken who for.
They aren't the best sheets, but they're good enough for anybody to sleep in, be he who he will; for as for them best Holland sheets, I should repent buying 'em, only they'll do to lay us out in.
This, Agamemnon, is how we came by our end, and our bodies are lying still uncared for in the house of Ulysses, for our friends at home do not yet know what has happened, so that they cannot lay us out and wash the black blood from our wounds, making moan over us according to the offices due to the departed."
"They will lay us aboard on either quarter, my lord," cried the master.
Again, when fate may suddenly lay us low in the midst of a happy life, can we be blamed for ourselves refusing to bear a life of misery?
Bunny, when you have me cremated, you can put my ashes in yonder cup, and lay us in the deep-delved earth together!"
This shortsighted preference for advantage and convenience, laid on top of handsome dividends and reasonably acceptable risks, lay us open to rampant corruption.
It is equally important that opinion makers and media understand that it is not poverty, lack of education, radicalization, and external imbalances that are the greatest threats but rather self-indulgent pathos, which if allowed to fester, has all the potential to lay us low.
Herein lay US objectives to keep the region unstable.
True, a little thrill runs through us when we remember, but as we look around at our silent little house that now houses just two of us and friends and family who will perhaps stop by for a few hours, those memories of noisy, chaotic, fun-filled and disagreement-ridden days overwhelm us and a deep wave of nostalgia threatens to lay us low.
On the other hand, with the introduction of fresh technology, the staff also tend to get apprehensive - they wonder whether "this new technology will lay us off or enable us".
Nobody would lay us a bet, all they would give us was SP, so we have ended up with 5-2 and 11-4 for the majority of the money."
le le br t They are effectively telling punters: "Lay us all day long" - Giggsy used to get a similar message at his brother's home.There will be better bets than GALATASARAY at evens.
They forced me to move where Akoey was and ordered us to remove all clothes and lay us flat on the ground with face down.
Meanwhile Eurocrats and their strutting judges have been warning us that to refuse prisoners the vote was a denial of their human rights and would lay us open to huge fines and the payment of untold amounts of compensation.