Lie Low






Phrases from Shakespeare



Lie Low





Meaning:

Keep out of sight; bide one's time.



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Origin:

There are many citations of variants of this little phrase dating back to the 13th century. Shakespeare used it in its present form in Much Ado About Nothing, 1599:

ANTONIO:

If he could right himself with quarreling,
Some of us would lie low.

More recently the phrase has been adapted as the name of inflatable mattresses - marketed in the UK as Li-Los.








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