how the land lies

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Definition of how the land lies

chiefly British
: the true facts about a situation Let's see how the land lies before we make any decisions.

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“How the land lies.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/how%20the%20land%20lies. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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