a layperson who is interposed between a lawyer and client to prevent the existence of a direct relationship between them.
- Lay into someone
verb phrase To attack someone, physically or verbally: That’s why I laid into Eckert and made him drive me down that night (1838+)
- Lay it on someone
verb phrase To tell; inform; clue: If you know it, please lay it on me (1960+)
[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 it on with a trowel
verb phrase lay it on thick: The film has too many slow spots, and its message is laid on with a trowel (1600+)