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lie low

Definition of lie low in English:

(Especially of a criminal) keep out of sight; avoid detection or attention: at the time of the murder, he appears to have been lying low in a barn
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  • If the criminal was found lying low for a protracted period, the surveillance would automatically be lessened.
  • This keen perception also alerts them when it's time to lay low and avoid trouble.
  • Since they are flying mostly at night (back in those early days of the war), our main challenge is to lie low and take cover while letting them hit those empty barracks or the dummies.
Synonyms
hide, go into hiding, conceal oneself, keep out of sight, go underground, hide out
informal hole up
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