lie-in

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Definition of lie-in

: an act of lying down (as in a public place) in organized protest or as a means of forcing compliance with demands

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1963, in the meaning defined above

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lie-in

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English Language Learners Definition of lie-in

British, informal : a time in the morning spent lying in bed instead of getting up

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