not take lying down


not take lying down
(not) take (something) lying down to refuse to be treated badly by someone.

He can't just order you about like that. Surely you're not going to take that lying down!


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  • take lying down — (not) take (something) lying down to refuse to be treated badly by someone. He can t just order you about like that. Surely you re not going to take that lying down! …   New idioms dictionary

  • take lying down — verb to endure without complaint or protest I dont know what they expect, but I am certainly not going to take this lying down …   Wiktionary

  • take something lying down — (not) take (something) lying down to refuse to be treated badly by someone. He can t just order you about like that. Surely you re not going to take that lying down! …   New idioms dictionary

  • not take something lying down — (not) take (something) lying down to refuse to be treated badly by someone. He can t just order you about like that. Surely you re not going to take that lying down! …   New idioms dictionary

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  • Not Even Gonna Trip — Single by Honeyz from the album Harmony Released …   Wikipedia

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  • take — I UK [teɪk] / US verb Word forms take : present tense I/you/we/they take he/she/it takes present participle taking past tense took UK [tʊk] / US past participle taken UK [ˈteɪkən] / US *** 1) [transitive] to move something or someone from one… …   English dictionary

  • down — down1 [ daun ] function word *** Down can be used in the following ways: as a preposition (followed by a noun): She was walking down the street. as an adverb (without a following noun): She lay down and fell asleep. after the verb to be : Oil… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English