- a protest demonstration in which participants lie down in a public place against regulations and resist being moved.
Origin of lie-in1
- an act or instance of staying in bed longer than usual, especially in the morning.
Origin of lie-in2
First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase lie in
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Examples from the Web for lie-in
Is't not strange that a man should lie-in a whole month for a woman?
"I think she is going to lie-in," she whispered in Tonsard's ear.Sons of the Soil
Honore de Balzac
Edward therefore sent for his wife Eleanor in the depth of winter that she might lie-in in Caernarvon castle.Tour in England, Ireland, and France, in the years 1826, 1827, 1828 and 1829.
The sows in the styes when they lie-in (saving the honour of this good company) are fed only with orange-flowers.Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete.