lay low


transitive verb

: to bring or strike to earth : fell
hurricane winds are likely to lay low the balloon
: to knock out of a fight or out of action
flu had laid him low
: kill
laid low six or seven jackdawsIan Niall

intransitive verb

: to lie low

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“Lay low.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

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