lie low
phrasal 1. to lie prostrate, defeated, or disgraced 2. to stay in hiding ; strive to avoid notice 3. to bide one's time ; remain secretly ready for action

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • lie low — or {nonstandard}[lay low] {v.}, {informal} 1. To stay quietly out of sight; try not to attract attention; hide. * /After holding up the bank, the robbers lay low for a while./ 2. To keep secret one s thoughts or plans. * /I think he wants to be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie low — or {nonstandard}[lay low] {v.}, {informal} 1. To stay quietly out of sight; try not to attract attention; hide. * /After holding up the bank, the robbers lay low for a while./ 2. To keep secret one s thoughts or plans. * /I think he wants to be… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie low — ► lie low keep out of sight; avoid attention. Main Entry: ↑lie …   English terms dictionary

  • lie low — If someone lies low, they try not to be found or caught …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • lie low — index lurk Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • lie low — verb 1. keep a low profile, try to be inconspicuous (Freq. 1) • Hypernyms: ↑hide, ↑hide out • Verb Frames: Something s Somebody s 2. to try to avoid detection especially by police …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie low — to hide so you will not be caught by someone. All we could think to do was to get into the woods any woods as fast as possible and just lie low. Usage notes: often confused in form with lay someone low to weaken someone Related vocabulary: lie in …   New idioms dictionary

  • lie low — verb To remain hidden. Ill lie low here until you get back, good luck! …   Wiktionary

  • lie low — Meaning Keep out of sight. Origin From Shakespeare s Much Ado About Nothing. ANTONIO: If he could right himself with quarreling, Some of us would lie low …   Meaning and origin of phrases

  • lie low — stay quietly out of sight, try not to attract attention He is very angry at you so I think that you should lie low for a few days until he calms down …   Idioms and examples

  • lie low — Nate and Rizzo will have to lie low until the trial is over Syn: hide, go into hiding, conceal oneself, keep out of sight, go underground, hide out; informal hole up See note at lay …   Thesaurus of popular words

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