lie with (one)

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lie with (one)

1. Literally, to recline alongside one. He lay with me on the rug while we listened to music.
2. To be decided by one; to depend on or rest with one; to be up to one. You know where we stand, but the decision ultimately lies with you. I'd feel better about this if the success of the whole thing didn't lie with someone we don't know.
3. euphemism, old-fashioned To have sexual intercourse with one. He giggled when I asked if he wanted to lie with me. I guess it's not something most college students would say.
See also: lie

lie with someone

 
1. to recline with someone. Come and lie with me and we will keep warm. Jimmy and Franny were lying with each other to keep warm.
2. Euph. to recline with someone and have sex. She claimed he asked her to lie with him. Do you mean to imply that she lay with him?
See also: lie

lie with

Be decided by, dependent on, or up to. For example, The choice of restaurant lies with you. Starting about 1300 this phrase meant "to have sexual intercourse with," a usage that is now obsolete. [Late 1800s]
See also: lie

lie with

v.
1. To be decided by, dependent on, or up to someone or something: Most of the country's wealth still lies with the elite. The fault lies with the negligent parents, not with the children. The prisoner's fate now lies with the governor.
2. Archaic To have sexual intercourse with someone.
See also: lie
References in classic literature ?
When her sister had withdrawn, she turned her head back again, and lay with her face towards the door, until it opened and her father entered.
She had turned upon her pillow, and lay with her face upon her arm, so that he could not see it.
We traveled the rest of the journey as we did before, and came back to the Bath, where, as he had opportunity to come to me when he would, he often repeated the moderation, and I frequently lay with him, and he with me, and although all the familiarities between man and wife were common to us, yet he never once offered to go any farther, and he valued himself much upon it.
SAMPLE 1: 'In Yoruba tradition, a woman who has been married to a king cannot lay with any other man even if the marriage breaks up.'(Serial Divorce: Like Ooni, Like Wuraola, The Sun, Sunday, 3 September, 2017)
Because the slightly pointed end of each egg was oriented rearward in the newfound oviraptorosaur fossil and eggs in the fossilized nests lay with their pointed ends toward the outside of the ring, Sato and her colleagues suggest that female oviraptorosaurs crouched over the centers of their nests to lay their eggs.
A woman, her leg severed at the knee, lay with her back to the entrance of the Full Gospel Tabernacle.