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lay aside

1. To physically move something out of the way. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "aside." Can't you lay aside some of these toys so that we can walk through the living room?
2. To stop doing something temporarily. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "aside." Can't we lay aside the arguing and have a civil dinner for once?
3. To abandon or forsake some pursuit or goal. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "aside." When my kids were younger, I chose to lay my career aspirations aside and become a stay-at-home dad.
4. To save or keep something for future use. A noun or pronoun can be used between "lay" and "aside." You should lay aside part of each paycheck and put it into a retirement fund.
See also: aside, lay

layaway

The act of purchasing something by paying for it in increments over time. Once the full price has been paid, the item can be taken home. Usually used in the phrase "on layaway." A: "You can't afford an expensive necklace like this!" B: "Sure I can—especially since I bought it on layaway."

lay something aside

to set something aside; to place something to one side, out of the way. He laid his papers aside and went out to welcome the visitor. He laid aside his papers.
See also: aside, lay

put something in layaway

 and put something in will-call
to purchase something by paying part of the price initially, and not receiving the goods until all the money has been paid. I couldn't afford a winter coat right now, so I picked one out and put it in layaway. Please put this in will-call. I'll pay for it next month.
See also: layaway, put

lay aside

1. Give up, abandon, as in He laid aside all hopes of winning first prize. [First half of 1400s]
2. Also, lay away; lay by. Set apart for a reason, save for the future, as in They lay aside enough to pay the rent, or Because coffee prices were rising, she laid by enough for a month, or The store laid away the winter coat I wanted. [Early 1700s] The first variant gave rise, about 1970, to the term layaway plan, in which merchandise is laid away for a buyer who pays a deposit and receives it when payment is made in full. Also see lay down, def. 4; set aside.
See also: aside, lay

lay aside

v.
1. To stop being actively engaged with something: I will lay aside my reading and go for a walk when I finish this chapter. The lifeguard laid the binoculars aside and jumped in the water.
2. To abandon something, especially a plan, hope, or desire; give up something: The marooned sailors had lain aside any hope of being saved. When the loan fell through, they laid their plans of buying a house aside.
3. To save something for the future: I lay aside part of my paycheck every week to save for a new car. Let's lay part of your allowance aside to pay for the movies.
See also: aside, lay
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Kmart has a dedicated area for layaway; while layaways can be started at any register at Sears.
An old favorite of penny-watchers has returned as shoppers feeling light in the wallet and wary of debt have rediscovered the layaway.
Gift certificates, layaway deposits and store credits may also create significant liabilities if state escheat law requirements are not met.
Holiday shoppers returned for a second year to a retail practice of yore: layaway, the pre-easy-credit method for paying off purchases over time, by which you gather the merchandise and pay the retailer a small fee to hold it while you save up enough money to take the purchase home.
95 with hardware -- All the features of Basic, and also tracks sales orders, layaways, commissions and additional details on inventory
To prevent property from getting lost, consumers should keep an up-to-date list of all their family's assets, including bank accounts, certificates of deposit, mortgage escrow accounts, retirement accounts (IRA, Keogh, and 401(k)), layaways, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, life insurance policies, security deposits, and safe deposit boxes.
With Win/DSS associates can easily handle several processes -- sales, returns, exchanges, layaways, send sales and special orders -- then print regular or gift receipts, all within a single transaction, with or without the use of a mouse.
5 Merchandise Management provides retailers with many new features including: The N Dimensional Eye(TM), providing enhanced planning and analysis of time (holiday, hourly, and seasonal), customer ID and attributes, store profiling, and more; The Eye Explorer(TM), adding Windows(TM)-like functionality to The Eye(TM); increased ability to assign attributes; larger field sizes to better support large volume retailers; a new replenishment module featuring dynamic replenishment; full integration of layaways, special orders and repairs; vendor purchasing analysis; expanded customization options; highly expanded radio frequency capability to support handheld mobile devices used in the warehouse; and increased ability to assign user security levels.
5 of Merchandise Management provides retailers with many new features including: The Eye(TM), enhanced to support secondary dimensions for improved planning and analysis of time (holiday, hourly and seasonal), customer ID and attributes, store profiling, and more; The Eye Explorer(TM), adding Windows(TM)-like functionality to The Eye; increased ability to assign attributes; larger field sizes to better support large volume retailers; a new replenishment module featuring dynamic replenishment; full integration of layaways, special orders and repairs; vendor purchasing analysis; expanded customization options; highly expanded radio frequency capability to support handheld devices used in the warehouse; and increased ability to assign user security levels.
5 of Merchandise Management provides retailers with many new features including: The Eye(TM), enhanced to support secondary dimensions for improved planning and analysis of time (holiday, hourly and seasonal), customer ID and attributes, store profiling and more; The Eye Explorer(TM), adding Windows(TM)-like functionality to The Eye(TM); increased ability to assign attributes; larger field sizes to better support large volume retailers; a new replenishment module featuring dynamic replenishment; full integration of layaways, special orders and repairs; vendor purchasing analysis; expanded customization options; highly expanded radio frequency capability to support handheld devices used in the warehouse; and increased ability to assign user security levels.
The tax rebate discount can not be combined with any other coupon or offer and is not applicable on layaways.
Prior to the adoption of SAB 101, the Company recorded layaways as sales when customers placed the merchandise in layaway.
In other motions yesterday, the bankruptcy court also approved orders authorizing the company to continue its customer service programs - including refund, layaways and installation; pay employees and certain pre-petition shipping charges; and maintain existing bank accounts.
It tracks customer history, layaways, special orders, transfers, purchases, receivings and numerous other functions.
The biggest issues are unspent gift certificates, layaway items and the return of customer-owned equipment that was in the store for repairs, he said.