Definition of lig in English:

lig

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Pronunciation: /lɪɡ
 
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British informal

verb (ligs, ligging, ligged)

[no object]
Take advantage of free parties, travel, or other benefits offered by companies for publicity purposes: instead of touring, the band spent all their time fighting and ligging
More example sentences
  • It's been a wonderful week; I've dined on five-star nosh in a brand-new old-style luxury chalet; I've ligged around Val D' Isere like a bone fide, rich-bint ‘It’ person and frothed around in the same jacuzzi recently occupied by Bono.
  • Instead of dedicating themselves to breaking America by touring, they spent all their time fighting and ligging.
  • Chris and I are on a guest list for Thursday - fancy ligging it?

noun

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A free party or show provided for publicity: I wasn’t interested in ligs, or freebies, or expenses
More example sentences
  • The revolutionary socialists only agreed to cease their protest when they were invited to an after-show lig in one of the capital's most expensive pubs.
  • He cast around for writers associated with music, but not the usual line-up of cliché-ridden rock journos, ever ready to deliver a great review for the price of a good lig.
  • Showing their support - or love of a good lig - a full complement of Cook's posse had come out to Brazil.

Origin

1960s: from a dialect variant of lie1, literally 'lie about, loaf', whence 'freeload'.

Derivatives

ligger

noun
More example sentences
  • In tribute to the author's former life in the demi-monde of journalism there were liggers aplenty at what it inaccurately called ‘the birth of an Edinburgh-based legend’.
  • Hundreds of stars, celebs, wannabes and liggers are air-kissing and back-biting their way through a string of posh parties in the capital tonight and tomorrow.
  • After 6pm, when the gardens shut, we hosted the Unofficial After Party, dispensing gallons of chilled rosé to exhibitors and liggers alike.

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