lie down

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lie down

to recline. Why don't you lie down for a while? I need to lie down and have a little snooze.
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lie down

Also, lie down on the job. Be remiss or lazy. For example, They fired Max because he was always lying down on the job. This expression alludes to lying down in the sense of "resting." [Early 1900s]
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lie down

v.
To place the body in a flat, horizontal position; recline: The dog usually lies down in front of the fireplace. After lunch, I lay down under a tree and fell asleep. I had just lain down when the phone rang.
See also: down, lie
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above all, For the resurrection of deep-buried faith In Truth -- in Virtue -- in Humanity -- Of all who, on Despair's unhallowed bed Lying down to die, have suddenly arisen At thy soft-murmured words, "Let there be light
I felt like I needed a long lie down after the first, everyonehas-got-so-much-going-on (and mostly going wrong) episode - which was strange, because I was watching it lying down.
However, just to reassure you, I'd like to tell you about a new study in which women in the second stage of labour, who had been given an epidural to ease their pain, were studied in the upright versus the lying down position.
THE idea that lying down while giving birth is a bad thing has been challenged by researchers.
Women were randomly allocated an upright or lying down position (lying on the left or right side) during the later stages of labour.
This idea of taking stress lying down is one that is linked to the Alexander technique -- a practice that helps change long-standing habits that cause unnecessary tension.
down to this moment and my lying down in this moment?
A team from Scotland's Rural College wanted to find out if the length of time cows spend lying down and standing up affects their health or happiness.
Well, then wait until that person is lying down, for a new study has revealed that people handle anger differently when they're lying on their backs, compared with sitting upright.
She said: 'I would urge the people of Wales to learn the lesson from my mistake - don't take back pain lying down.
Don't take back pain lying down is the message, and I hope the campaign helps any of you who suffer in this way.
We might be tempted to use lie because it seems we're talking about lying down.
The diuretic drug furosemide cleared most of the fluid from his lungs and he was able to sleep lying down in bed that night.
The session, which may last up to two hours, begins with the client comfortably dressed and lying down on a futon-style mat.
Taking a hot bath and massaging the legs before lying down does away with these sensations for some.