Definition of lie of the landBritish
- She knew the lie of the land from hiking through it daily.
- It takes time for new employees to get the lie of the land in this department.
: to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate : rest, recline
: to assume a horizontal position
: to reside temporarily : stay for the night : lodge
: the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)
: the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) : covert
: to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive
: to create a false or misleading impression
: to bring about by telling lies
: the solid part of the surface of the earth
: ground or soil of a specified situation, nature, or quality
: the surface of the earth and all its natural resources
: to set or put on shore from a ship : disembark
: to set down after conveying
: to cause to reach or come to rest in a particular place
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