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American English: /lu/
British English: /ljuː/
, /luː/


  • [formal]in lieu of you don't get paid overtime, you get time off in lieu
    no te pagan horas extra, te dan horas/días libres a cambio
    Example sentences
    • So, in lieu of my own words, let me direct you instead to some recent offerings from my fellow citizens.
    • The gig was fine, and in lieu of sandwiches we got a rather nice meal in the tapas bar that's in the theatre complex.
    • Every year, he gives £500 to a chosen charity in lieu of sending out Christmas cards.

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