Definition of the lay British lie of the land in English:
1.1The current situation or state of affairs: she was beginning to see the lay of the land with her in-laws
More example sentences
- I do these reckless drafts, just to get the lay of the land.
- Senators can be considered stuffy, and they're often too far removed from the political lay of the land.
- Check the lay of the land and be friendly with everyone, friend and foe.