lie of the land

noun phrase

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British
: the arrangement of the different parts in an area of land : where things are located in a place She knew the lie of the land from hiking through it daily. often used figurativelyIt takes time for new employees to get the lie of the land in this department.

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“Lie of the land.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20of%20the%20land. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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