lie back


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Related to lie back: Lie Back and Think of England
Translations
يَتكئ إلى الخَلْف
zaklonit se
læne sig tilbage
halla sér aftur
pohodlne sa oprieť
yaslanmak

w>lie back

vi
(= recline)sich zurücklehnen
(fig: = take no action) → es sich gemütlich machen, sich ausruhen; we can’t afford to lie back and relax until the job’s finishedwir können uns (dat)keine Ruhe gönnen, bis die Arbeit erledigt ist

lie2

(lai) present participle ˈlying: past tense lay (lei) : past participle lain (lein) verb
1. to be in or take a more or less flat position. She went into the bedroom and lay on the bed; The book was lying in the hall.
2. to be situated; to be in a particular place etc. The farm lay three miles from the sea; His interest lies in farming.
3. to remain in a certain state. The shop is lying empty now.
4. (with in) (of feelings, impressions etc) to be caused by or contained in. His charm lies in his honesty.
lie back
to lean back on a support. He lay back against the pillows and went to sleep.
lie down
to take a flat or horizontal position. The man lay down; My hair won't lie down.
lie in
to stay in bed late in the morning. I like to lie in until nine on a Saturday.
lie in wait (for)
to be waiting to catch or attack. They lay in wait at the corner of the street and attacked him on his way home.
lie low
to stay quiet or hidden. The criminal lay low until the police stopped looking for him.
lie with
(of a choice, duty etc) to be the responsibility of. The decision lies with you.
take lying down
to accept or suffer (something) without arguing, complaining or trying to avoid it.

see also lay1.
References in classic literature ?
In the front room she could only lie back in the Morris chair sobbing, and listen to what occurred in the kitchen.
Now, however, I could lie back, and use had given me a strange sense of safety; besides, I think I knew, I hope I felt, that the hen-coop was in other Hands than mine.
I lie back in my chair, and by this time she has dropped the letter down the slit.
He made the rabbits' ears to lie back, an' it's nothin' but contrairiness to make 'em hing down like a mastiff dog's.
But whatever you say about La Hurley's acting skills, she sure knows how to lie back and think of England.
London, April 13 ( ANI ): Tory councillor Barbara Driver who compared housing developers to rapists by saying "when rape is inevitable, lie back and enjoy it," has been sacked.
This Sunday lie back, relax and enjoy all the benefits of an organic spa facial in the comfort of your own home.
and the deal was I had to be BLINDFOLDED, lie back, and have items placed on my face, then guess what they were
Enjoy pampering in the day spa, lie back in the open-roofed solarium, or exert yourself in the fitness centre.
WITH lush gardens dotted with hammocks and loungers, this elegant cluster of stone houses is the perfect place to lie back, relax and admire the beautiful views.
And my answer is no, I have need to work and I will not stop and lie back.