There are 2 main definitions of lie in in English:

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lie in 1

1British Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up: if I’m not due anywhere I’ll lie in until something kick-starts the day
1.1 archaic (Of a pregnant woman) go to bed to give birth: five hungry children, and a wife lying in of a sixth
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There are 2 main definitions of lie in in English:

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lie-in 2 Line breaks: lie-in

noun

British
A prolonged stay in bed in the morning: your mother is having a lie-in this morning
More example sentences
  • With the Easter holidays just underway, school children are looking forward to two weeks of late morning lie-ins and afternoons spent hanging out with their friends.
  • As I sat supping beer after the rehearsal, sometime around 11 pm last night, I was working on the basis that I would have a nice lie-in the next morning, and it didn't matter if I had another pint.
  • They had a lie-in on Sunday morning before driving to a local beauty spot where they had a picnic.

Words that rhyme with lie-in

weigh-in • lutein • Samhain

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