lie-in

1
[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.

Origin of lie-in

1
First recorded in 1960–65; see origin at lie2, -in3

lie-in

2
[lahy-in]
noun Chiefly British.
  1. an act or instance of staying in bed longer than usual, especially in the morning.

Origin of lie-in

2
First recorded in 1865–70; noun use of verb phrase lie in
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