take (something) lying down

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Definition of take (something) lying down

: to accept (something bad, such as an insult or unfair treatment) without trying to fight against it He vowed that he would not take the court's decision lying down.

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“Take (something) lying down.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take%20%28something%29%20lying%20down. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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