[ley-uh-bout] /ˈleɪ əˌbaʊt/
noun, Chiefly British.
a lazy or idle person; loafer.
a lazy person; loafer
(preposition, usually intransitive or reflexive) (old-fashioned) to hit out with violent and repeated blows in all directions
“habitual loafer,” 1932, from lay (v.) + about. One who “lays about” the house, etc.
A lazy person; shirker (1930s+)
- Lay a fart
verb phrase (Variations: cut or let or rip may replace lay) To flatulate; fart: This guy laid this terrific fart (1940s+)
- Lay a finger on
Also, put a finger on. Barely touch, as in You’d better not lay a finger on those documents! or If you lay a finger on me, I’ll sue. This expression is nearly always used as a prohibition. [ Mid-1800s ] Also see: put one’s finger on
- Lay a glove on someone
Related Terms not lay a glove on someone
[ley-uh-muh n, lah-yuh-] /ˈleɪ ə mən, ˈlɑ yə-/ noun 1. flourished c1200, English poet and chronicler. /ˈlaɪəmən/ noun 1. 12th-century English poet and priest; author of the Brut, a chronicle providing the earliest version of the Arthurian story in English