lay it on

idiom

Definition of lay it on

informal
: 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.

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“Lay it on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lay%20it%20on. Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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