lie down

verb

Definition of lie down 

intransitive verb

1 : to submit meekly or abjectly to defeat, disappointment, or insult won't take that criticism lying down

2 : to fail to perform or to neglect one's part deliberately lying down on the job

First Known Use of lie down

1888, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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