Commerce. one of a certain number of days allowed by a charter party for loading or unloading a vessel without demurrage.
Nautical. a day in which a vessel is delayed in port.
/ˈleɪdiːz/ plural noun 1. (informal) a jocular spelling of ladies, as pronounced in a mid-Atlantic accent
[ley-doun] /ˈleɪˌdaʊn/ noun, Bridge. 1. a hand held by a declarer that is or can be played with all cards exposed because no action by the opponents can prevent the declarer from taking the number of tricks necessary to make the contract. 2. an unbeatable contract that can so easily be made that a declarer […]
[ley] /leɪ/ verb (used with object), laid, laying. 1. to put or place in a horizontal position or position of rest; set down: to lay a book on a desk. 2. to knock or beat down, as from an erect position; strike or throw to the ground: One punch laid him low. 3. to put […]
- Lay down on the job
verb phrase To loaf; dawdle and shirk (1918+)