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deep-laid

[ deep-leyd ]

adjective

  1. carefully, cunningly, or secretly made:

    a deep-laid plot.



deep-laid

adjective

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of deep-laid1

First recorded in 1760–70

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Example Sentences

In both cases, the result looks as if there had been a deep-laid and unscrupulous plan all along.

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

Barry was, however, too tipsy to pay much attention to this, or to understand any deep-laid plans.

A horrible fear came over him that his deep-laid scheme was about to end in failure.

She had detected many a deep-laid plot he had devised to secure for her that eminence and station he longed for.

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