lie down

Definitions

General English

  • phrasal verb to put yourself in a flat position, e.g. on a bed

Slang

  • verb to surrender, abase oneself. A fashionable euphemism in the late 1980s, particularly in the contexts of business and politics. It normally had the sense of giving up without a struggle in an adversarial situation. Sit down and bend over are used similarly.
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