Definition of lig in English:


Line breaks: lig
Pronunciation: /lɪg
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
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    • 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?


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  • A free party or show provided for publicity: I wasn’t interested in ligs, or freebies, or expenses
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    • 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.



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  • 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.


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

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