leave (something) lying about

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leave (something) lying about

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 about the office—someone could see it who's not meant to. Who left all these boxes lying about? Someone could trip over them!
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Now a leading addiction charity has said that it's a good thing as they could help cut down on dangerous drug related paraphernalia being left laying about.
Sometimes it's appropriate to bring things up that some people really do need reminding of and at other times sleeping dogs are better left laying about where they are undisturbed.