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Words nearby lie-in
Definition for lie-in (2 of 2)
noun Chiefly British.
Origin of lie-in2
Example sentences from the Web for lie-in
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.|Francois Rabelais
"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.|Hermann Pckler-Muskau
Is't not strange that a man should lie-in a whole month for a woman?
British Dictionary definitions for lie-in
verb (intr, adverb)
Idioms and Phrases with lie-in
Be in confinement for childbirth, as in She thought she'd be lying in by next week. This usage is probably dying out. The name of Boston's Lying-In Hospital was changed to Women's Hospital in the 1970s. [Mid-1400s]
Also, lie in one's hands or in one's power. Rest or depend on something or someone, as in The solution lies in research, or The decision lies in the President's hands, or It does not lie in my power to turn this situation around. [Mid-1300s] Also see lie in wait; lie through one's teeth.