lie heavy

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lie heavy

1. To be very noticeable and displeasing. This usage usually refers to something that is not tangible, such as a quality or feeling. Tension lay heavy in the air after Kiki made her accusation.
2. To cause someone to feel uneasy. Guilt lay heavy on me after I called out of work to go to a concert.
See also: heavy, lie

hang/lie ˈheavy (on somebody/something)


1 (of a feeling or something in the air) be very noticeable in a particular place in a way that is unpleasant: Smoke lay heavy on the far side of the water.Despair hangs heavy on the air.
2 make somebody/something feel uncomfortable or anxious: The crime lay heavy on her conscience.
See also: hang, heavy, lie
References in classic literature ?
They were telling one another of all the places where they had been waddling about all the morning, and what good food they had found; and one said in a pitiful tone: 'Something lies heavy on my stomach; as I was eating in haste I swallowed a ring which lay under the queen's window.
they are always with us and always will be while the sad old world keeps echoing to the sob of long good-bys, while the cruel ships sail away across the great seas, and the cold green earth lies heavy on the hearts of those we loved.
However, the last one, The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, is a trick question.
THE low sun is paler and the dew of dawn lies heavy on the cricket squares.
hand lies heavy on the molded features of your still face.
Thick and white, the mask lies heavy and cold on the face for the next 20 minutes during which time you have the opportunity to take a nap as the therapist dims the light.
The Eurozone burden lies heavy on the German economy, so that the Eurozone leading economy practically declined zero growth.
The Swansea City defender, a hate figure in the eyes of Cardiff supporters, is adamant the favourites tag lies heavy on Dave Jones' men going into Saturday's South Wales derby.
Always loved and never forgotten, Joan, Andrew and Jo, Lindsay and Paul, and grandchildren xxx McDONAGH Roy My eyes are not as bright, my smile is not as wide, my heart still lies heavy, since the day you died, I miss you dad, all my love, Sian xx.
The mood of lament also lies heavy on the heart of the Preacher in Ecclesiastes.
With doubts still lingering over John Hartson's recall the striking responsibility lies heavy on Earnshaw, who is fractionally shorter than Bellamy.
circumstance, when the search lies heavy on the searcher
The stench from a sewage pumping station lies heavy in the air.
HISTORY lies heavy on the shoulders of Waterford United captain Alan Reynolds.