lie around


: to be lying in a disordered way
He always had a lot of clothes lying around (his house).
: to be somewhere within a general area or place
I know that pen is lying around here somewhere.
: to spend time resting in a lazy way
She spent the whole day just lying around.
My friends and I were lying around by the pool.

Examples of lie around in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Hendrickson spoke as if his participation in the lie around Castro’s death was, at best, incidental. Elliot Ackerman, WIRED, 7 Feb. 2024 The Mavericks’ main problems lie around, not with, their superstar duo, TNT analysts said this week. Callie Caplan, Dallas News, 14 Apr. 2023 The family's three dogs lie around the mat, two of them watching Malti play. Shafiq Najib, Peoplemag, 21 Aug. 2022 The pain and discomfort of these symptoms can put a pause on our daily productivity, focus, and desire to do anything other than lie around the house. Aley Arion, Essence, 25 Mar. 2022 But for some of the top finance executives, who spoke at a Fortune CFO event on Monday, some of the biggest concerns lie around how to attract quality talent and convince businesses to change the traditional systems that they’ve been used to. Felicia Hou, Fortune, 7 Dec. 2021 But there's more to do here than just lie around admiring the natural beauty of Alaska. Jessica Poitevien, Travel + Leisure, 30 Nov. 2021 On a typical day, Paul would sleep until 9, then lie around watching TV., 31 Aug. 2021 These are pretty standard Bantu knots, except for the wavy tendrils of medium-brown hair that lie around the perimeter of her face. Gabi Thorne, Allure, 12 Aug. 2021

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“Lie around.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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