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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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