leave (something) lying around

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leave (something) lying around

To leave something in a haphazard or careless location or position (in, on, or at some place). You can't leave such sensitive information just lying around the office—someone could see it who's not meant to. Who left all these boxes lying around? Someone could trip over them!
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who cleans the toilet, or the hairs etc, that the dog leaves lying around? Also, there is the benefit from the exercise of walking a dog, plus the social benefit of talking to other dog lovers.
So a black face or two would look no less believable than all the corpses he leaves lying around.
As much as possible, Lau keeps a few strands of fragrant maile leaves lying around. "I just love the smell of maile.