lay it on

Definition of lay it on

informal

  1. :  to speak in a way that is exaggerated and not sincere You should compliment her cooking but don't lay it on too thick or she'll know you don't mean it. He laid it on pretty heavily and pretended to be interested in what she said.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to beat or strike down with force

    :  to put or set down

    :  to place for rest or sleep

  1. :  covert, lair

    :  something (such as a layer) that lies or is laid (see 1lay)

    :  line of action :  plan

  1. : past tense oflie

  1. :  a simple narrative poem :  ballad

    :  melody, song

  1. :  of or relating to the laity :  not ecclesiastical

    :  of or relating to members of a religious house occupied with domestic or manual work

    :  not of a particular profession


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