lying in wait


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Noun1.lying in wait - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surpriselying in wait - the act of concealing yourself and lying in wait to attack by surprise
coup de main, surprise attack - an attack without warning
dry-gulching - the act of killing from ambush
Adj.1.lying in wait - waiting in concealment; in ambush; "an army lying in wait in the forest"
concealed - hidden on any grounds for any motive; "a concealed weapon"; "a concealed compartment in his briefcase"
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Churchgoers were lying in wait, following a spate of break-ins.