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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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lie around (some place)

to recline some place; to spend some time lazily in some place. I think I will just lie around the house all day. I need to lie around every now and then.
See also: around, lie
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And if you have an old Gameboy colour lying around, you could earn a fiver if you part-ex it.
With an average loss of $174, the United Arab Emirates is in fourth position on the cash loss scale, for example losing an average of $82 by cash change lying around in their cars, homes and offices and around $92 in unused currency after business travel and vacation.
In the UAE, around 65 per cent of people said that when thinking of recycling, they do not think about recycling their old and unwanted mobile phones, with the majority keeping them lying around at home.
Here's an example: "Use one lighting source, use the word 'still,' have one interaction with an audience member and make a circular pattern somewhere other than the floor without using feet." Their second project had the choreographers locked in the studio for 48 hours to make a dance with whatever was lying around the space.
Man, seems like I've had this one lying around for a few months, but it's so damn thick and chock full o' words it's taken me a while to get through the thing.
John Maloney, MP, chairman of the Commons Justice Committee, proposes to put it on the back burner in order to tackle some other commonplace criminal justice bills that have been lying around for some time.
When music is on at home, she absolutely loves it She sees a guitar lying around and says "Dada!"
The Body Shop--with the support of celebrities like Grammy winner Missy Elliott--is urging Americans to bring hope to countless domestic violence victims by spring cleaning with a conscience, recycling the estimated 65 million old cell phones lying around in homes across the United States.
The terraces of the building also continue to both sides in open ranks of seating, used casually in the daytime by people reading, picnicking or just lying around. Near the focus a wooden platform rises out of the sand to offer a potential bandstand, but the culminating event geometrically is a joint in the pier that marks the complex from the sea side as the tower does from the land.
It is clear that hygiene rules are being ignored by some cleaners who leave mops lying around in bacteria- breeding conditions.
``We noticed a bear sleeping on the common lawn and wondered what was going on until we discovered that there were a lot of beer cans lying around, '' said Lisa Broxson, a worker at the Baker Lake Resort, 80 miles north east of Seattle.
* Seems every great piece of kit these days costs about [yen]100,000, so if you have that kind of spare cash lying around, and you've been thinking about getting all your old VCR tapes transferred onto DVD but can't be bothered with buying a DVD recorder then messing around with cables, Sharp has just the thing for you.
If you're worried about the health risks of all the junk lying around your house, the site also details the contents of more than 4,000 common household items.
The latter surprises even him, but what happens is that he can't play baseball because he has mono and he starts reading a book on poetry his father has lying around. A combination of delight in words and poetry forms has him experimenting with haiku, sonnets, free verse, the ballad, and other styles first as entertainment and then slowly to express his innermost feelings.
Why are old almanacs left lying around the navigators office and why did one navigator claim there were no other sextants in the navigation office when he discovered the one he had was less than satisfactory?