carefully, cunningly, or secretly made: a deep-laid plot.

Origin of deep-laid

First recorded in 1760–70 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for deep-laid

Historical Examples of deep-laid

  • Then there was a plot between you—you had some deep-laid scheme in seeking the situation.

    The Masked Bridal

    Mrs. Georgie Sheldon

  • And what is the deep-laid plan by which this end is assured?

    My Studio Neighbors

    William Hamilton Gibson

  • That she had fallen victim to some deep-laid plot was evident.

  • But an obstacle arose to even the deep-laid plans of Macnooder himself.

    The Varmint

    Owen Johnson

  • Was it not rather a deep-laid plan to bring about our entire destruction?

British Dictionary definitions for deep-laid



(of a plot or plan) carefully worked out and kept secret
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