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lie low meaning

  "lie low" in a sentence
  • Verb: lie low  lI low
    1. Keep a low profile, try to be inconspicuous 
    2. To try to avoid detection especially by police
      "After we knock off that liquor store we'll have to lie low for a while"

    Derived forms: lain low, lying low, lay low, lies low

    Type of: hide, hide out


  • [American idiom]
    to keep quiet and not be noticed; to avoid being conspicuous. (Informal. Lay is a common error for lie.)
    I suggest you lie low for a few days.
    The robber said that he would lay low for a short time after the robbery.

  • [American slang]
    Fig. to keep quiet and not be noticed; to avoid being conspicuous. (Lay is a common error for lie.)
      I suggest you lie low for a few days.
      The robber said that he would lay low for a short time after the robbery.
  • lie:    Verb: lie (lay,lai ...
  • lie by:    1. To be inactive2 ...
  • lie in:    1. lie in BrE to ...

Examples

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  1. better lie low until this affair blows over
  2. i shall lie low and pretend to know nothing about it
  3. linda : just lie low for the day . i'll handle everything
  4. until the dispute is settled, you would do best to lie low
  5. after the third robbery, the thieves decided to lie low for a time

Related Words

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  3. lie in wait meaning
  4. lie in wait for meaning
  5. lie like a rug meaning
  6. lie of the land meaning
  7. lie on one's hands meaning
  8. lie on one's oars meaning
  9. lie out meaning
  10. lie out of meaning
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