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lay the groundworkTo create a foundation; to provide the basics or fundamentals.Rate it:

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Franklin prend son thé chaudPhrase utilisée par les élèves francophones qui étudient le néerlandais pour se souvenir que les participes passés réguliers en néerlandais se terminent toujours par un d sauf quand le radical du verbe se termine par f, k, p, s, t ou ch.Rate it:

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lay lowTo remain hidden or to hide oneself.Rate it:

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lay outTo arrange in a certain way.Rate it:

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lay upTo store; to put by.Rate it:

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lay lowTo knock out; to cause to fall.Rate it:

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lay offFrom employment, e.g. at a time of low business volume, often with a severance package.Rate it:

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lay aboutTo strike blows in all directions.Rate it:

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lay aboutTo set about, with infinitive or gerund.Rate it:

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lay downTo specify, institute, enact, assert firmly, state authoritatively, establish or formulate .Rate it:

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lay downTo sacrifice, especially in the phrase "to lay down one's life.".Rate it:

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lay downTo lie down; to place oneself in a reclined or horizontal position, on a bed or similar, for the purpose of resting.Rate it:

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lay offTo place all or part of a bet with another bookmaker in order to reduce risk.Rate it:

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lay offAlone.Rate it:

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lay openIn Japan and South Korea, to publish a patent for initial public review, prior to the formal application for registration.Rate it:

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lay upTo disable.Rate it:

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lay upTo take out of active service.Rate it:

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lay downTo stock, store for the future. See also lay by.Rate it:

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avoir du pois layStealing brass weights off the counters of shops.Rate it:

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lay a finger onIf you lay a finger on my little brother, I'll have your guts for garters.Rate it:

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lay a finger onTo merely touch.Rate it:

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lay an eggTo produce a failure or flop; to do something which is unsuccessful.Rate it:

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lay an eggTo produce an egg.Rate it:

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lay an eggThe act or performance which is substandard in one's capability. An act or performance which is substandard or below the typical level of one's usual production or output: An act, production or presentation of a noxious, negative, repulsive, boorish nature:Rate it:

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lay asideTo reserve for future use; to save as a backup.Rate it:

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lay asideTo put out of consideration.Rate it:

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lay backTo lie down on one's back; to lie back.Rate it:

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lay backTo make a short backwards pass to a teammate in an attacking position.Rate it:

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lay byAlternative form of lay-byRate it:

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lay downTo give up, surrender, or yield , usually by placing it on the ground.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo authoritatively or dogmatically assert what is permitted or not permitted.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo present the law that applies to a given case.Rate it:

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lay down the lawTo promulgate law.Rate it:

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lay down the markerTo set the standard.Rate it:

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lay eggsTo produce a string of failures or flops.Rate it:

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lay eyes onTo see; look at; glimpseRate it:

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lay hands onTo find, obtain or procure.Rate it:

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lay hold ofTo seize; catch; apprehend.Rate it:

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lay hold ofTo obtain.Rate it:

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lay inTo lay by, to saveRate it:

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lay intoTo beat up.Rate it:

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lay intoTo berate; to scold.Rate it:

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lay it on the lineTo state something, for example an ultimatum, strongly and clearly.Rate it:

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lay it on thickTo exaggerate or overstate a feeling or emotion.Rate it:

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lay it on thickTo flatter.Rate it:

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lay it on thickTo guilt, guilt-trip.Rate it:

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lay oddsTo offer a bet in which one stands more to lose than the opponent; or a bet in some other way favourable to the opponent.Rate it:

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lay oddsTo feel certain about something.Rate it:

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lay of the landThe physical characteristics of the terrain or surrounding natural environment.Rate it:

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lay of the landThe trends, feelings, intentions, and other factors influencing a strategic, political, or social situation.Rate it:

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