To attribute something to someone; burden someone with something; accuse someone of something: But if you try and lay a trip on somebody through psychoanalysis, it’s nonsense/ Don’t lay this scene on me. I did the best I could/ Vote for Walker. But don’t lay any undue trips on him (1960s+ Counterculture fr black)
- Lay at rest
Also, lay to rest; set at rest. Satisfy, settle, as in I’ll take care of it; you can set your mind at rest, or The arbitrator is sure to lay these questions to rest. [ Late 1300s ] Also see: lay to rest
- Lay a wager
see under lay odds
[ley-uh-wey] /ˈleɪ əˌweɪ/ noun 1. . 2. an article or item purchased through a . 1961, as a system of payments for merchandise, from lay (v.) + away. Earlier in the same sense was Australian lay-by (1930).
noun 1. a method of purchasing by which the purchaser reserves an article with a down payment and claims it only after paying the full balance.