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lie around/about

Definition of lie around/about in English:

1(Of an object) be left carelessly out of place: there were pills and potions lying around in every corner of the house
More example sentences
  • Too many innocent lives are lost owing to power cables left lying around carelessly.
  • I did consider having a quick rake around to see if anything significant was lying around, but thought better of it.
  • Big, dirty green and around the size of footballs they lay around till late evening when the courtyard is cleaned for the procession.
1.1(Of a person) pass the time lazily or aimlessly: you all just lay around all day on your backsides, didn’t you?
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  • Instead, relaxing, lying around in bed, going out and eating nice food was the order of the day.
  • I'd basically lie around and wait for it to pass.
  • No one came over, no one went out, and we just lied around and hung out as a family.
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