lie with

phrasal verb

lay with; lain with; lying with; lies with
1
used to say who has the blame or responsibility for something
Responsibility for the accident lies with the company.
2
literary : to have sex with (someone)
when he first lay with her

Examples of lie with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The initial step should be to ascertain if the issue lies with the job itself or its execution within the company. Expert Panel®, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 However, neither local organizers nor the French government have jurisdiction over who qualifies for the Olympics, and Paris 2024 organizers have underlined that this responsibility lies with the IOC and international federations. Mahuchikh at the 2023 European Games in Silesia, Poland. George Ramsay, CNN, 8 Feb. 2024 The society’s roots lie with a program started in 1956, as the space race began to take off. Joan Morris, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 Harari then said he was also shocked by the Oct. 7 attacks (perpetrated by Hamas) but argued that the responsibility to end the war in Gaza lies with the Israeli leadership. Elsa Keslassy, Variety, 22 Jan. 2024 The credit lies with the actors: Negga’s vivacity, Patel’s aching sincerity and Levy’s uncanny talent for great line readings make these people feel instantly recognizable, their chemistry legible as complicated love. Alissa Wilkinson, New York Times, 4 Jan. 2024 Establish a clear understanding of what responsibilities lie with the vendor and what stays in-house. Michelle Drolet, Forbes, 29 Nov. 2023 Mary Linn Orlando Why can politicians lie with impunity? Letters To The Editor, Orlando Sentinel, 8 Jan. 2024 Bourla is the man at the top, so the responsibility lies with him. advertisement Pfizer shares have fallen 50% this year to their lowest level in more than a decade, erasing nearly $140 billion in market value. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, 19 Dec. 2023 See More

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“Lie with.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20with. Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

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