lie on/upon

phrasal verb
lay on/upon; lain on/upon; lying on/upon; lies on/upon

Definition of lie on/upon

: to affect (someone) in a specified way Sorrow lay heavily on him. Guilt lies on his conscience. She keeps herself healthy so her years lie lightly upon her.

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“Lie on/upon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20on%2Fupon. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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