a lie in which the ball is situated on a slope having a downward incline in the direction that the ball is to be played.
How To Use “Lay” vs. “Lie”The difference between the verbs lay and lie is one of English’s most confusing questions. Both words involve something or someone in a horizontal position, but where the two words deviate has to do with who or what is horizontal.
Origin of hanging lie
First recorded in 1905–10
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