therein lies the problem

Definition of therein lies the problem

:that is the problem
  • I don't know what to do, and therein lies the problem.

Word by Word Definitions

therein play
  1. : in or into that place, time, or thing

  2. : in that particular or respect

lie play lies
  1. : to be or to stay at rest in a horizontal position : be prostrate : rest, recline

  2. : to assume a horizontal position

  3. : to reside temporarily : stay for the night : lodge

  1. : lay

  2. : the position or situation in which something lies (see 1lie)

  3. : the haunt of an animal (such as a fish) : covert

  1. : to make an untrue statement with intent to deceive

  2. : to create a false or misleading impression

  3. : to bring about by telling lies

  1. : an assertion of something known or believed by the speaker or writer to be untrue with intent to deceive

  2. : an untrue or inaccurate statement that may or may not be believed true by the speaker or writer

  3. : something that misleads or deceives

problem play
  1. : a question raised for inquiry, consideration, or solution

  2. : a proposition in mathematics or physics stating something to be done

  3. : an intricate unsettled question

  1. : dealing with a problem of conduct or social relationship

  2. : difficult to deal with


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