Idioms and Phrases
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Here is the list of idioms with the keyword Lay.
In the following sentences the idioms are colored blue and their meanings are given in the bracket.
• The rebels laid down their arms. (Surrendered)
• He had laid out a large sum in railways shares. (Invested)
• Foolish people, who do not lay out their money carefully, soon come to grief. (Spend)
• He is laid up with fever. (Confined to his bed)
• He resolved to lay by a part of his income. (Save fir future needs)
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