noun Date: 1963 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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  • lie-in — lie in1 /luy in /, n. a protest demonstration in which participants lie down in a public place against regulations and resist being moved. [1960 65; see LIE2, IN3] lie in2 /luy in /, n. Chiefly Brit. an act or instance of staying in bed longer… …   Universalium

  • lie-in — lie ins N COUNT: usu sing If you have a lie in, you rest by staying in bed later than usual in the morning. [BRIT, INFORMAL] I have a lie in on Sundays …   English dictionary

  • lie-in — n [singular] BrE an occasion when you stay in bed longer than usual in the morning ▪ I always have a lie in on a Sunday …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • lie in — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms lie in : present tense I/you/we/they lie in he/she/it lies in present participle lying in past tense lay in past participle lain in British to stay in bed in the morning for longer than usual We usually lie… …   English dictionary

  • lie in —    If you lie in, you stay in bed after the normal time for getting up.     Great! Tomorrow I m not on duty so I can lie in! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • lie in — phr verb Lie in is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑answer, ↑appeal, ↑cause, ↑danger, ↑difficulty, ↑fault, ↑genius, ↑importance, ↑interest, ↑origin, ↑originality, ↑ …   Collocations dictionary

  • lie in — verb a) To be brought to bed in childbirth. he had been driven to it by the distress he mentioned, the greatest indeed imaginable, that of five hungry children, and a wife lying in of the sixth, in the utmost want and misery. b) To stay in bed… …   Wiktionary

  • lie-in — noun A period spent lying in bed for longer than usual after one has woken up. As I didnt have to go to work, I decided to have a lie in …   Wiktionary

  • lie in — Synonyms and related words: abide in, approach anchorage, be coextensive with, be comprised in, be confined, be constituted by, be contained in, be found, be located, be present in, be situated, bear, bear a child, bear down on, bear down upon,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • lie in —    to await the imminent birth of a child    Greek, Latin, and Teutonic roots of lie all mean bed where, in the language of euphemism, you only give birth or copulate:     Within ten days she ll be lying in. (Graves, 1940)    A lying in wife was… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • lie in — 1》 Brit. remain in bed later than usual. 2》 archaic (of a pregnant woman) go to bed to give birth. → lie …   English new terms dictionary

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