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lay around

verb To recline or loiter lazily; to loaf. (A common misspelling of "lie around.") You can't just lay around here all summer long. Either find a job and start paying rent, or find somewhere else to live. My friends and I always loved laying around at the lake near our neighborhood when we were kids.
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lie around

To recline or loiter lazily; to loaf. You can't just lie around here all summer long. Either find a job and start paying rent, or find somewhere else to live. My friends and I always loved lying around at the lake near our neighborhood when we were kids.
See also: around, lie

lay around

 and lay about
to lie around. (Common errors for lie about, lie around.) Don't just lay around all day! I need to lay around for a few days.
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Well, after dinner Friday we was laying around in the grass at the upper end of the ridge, and got out of tobacco.
"Well," says I, "I reckon I ought to be ashamed of myself, but the fact is I left them laying around that day I resigned from the choir.
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The two state companies are working to reinforce existing gas transmission network in their respective areas by laying around 12,898 kilometer additional transmission and distribution pipelines to give 1,121,295 gas connections to new domestic, commercial and industrial consumers during the current fiscal year.
According to livestock officials, all chickens and cockerels had gone through a vaccination process to fight seasonal diseases and each chicken is capable of laying around 150 eggs per year.
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I plead to you guys to send me ANY skate material you have laying around or are throwing away.
So you have materials laying around that are valuable as archival items such as school yearbooks, great sound slide materials from school activities .
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You couldn't leave something like that laying around, so it's now in our reception."
I like my young kids to get their rest, particularly at weekends so they're sprightly enough to do things and not laying around being grumpy and sleepy.
There were documents laying around from the time when the aircraft company operated.
"She is laying around in her T-shirt and shorts and eating ice cream.