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lie-in1

[lahy-in]
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noun
  1. a protest demonstration in which participants lie down in a public place against regulations and resist being moved.
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Origin of lie-in1

First recorded in 1960–65; see origin at lie2, -in3

lie-in2

[lahy-in]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. an act or instance of staying in bed longer than usual, especially in the morning.
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Origin of lie-in2

First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase lie in
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Related Words

strike, protest, parade, sit-in, walkout, march, picket, fast, rally, teach-in, lie-in, love-in

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