take something lying down


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!


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  • take something lying down — [usu. with negative] accept an insult, setback, rebuke, etc., without reacting or protesting * * * take sth lying ˈdown idiom to accept an insult or offensive act without protesting or reacting Main entry: ↑lieidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • take something lying down usu. with negative — accept an insult, setback, or rebuke without protest. → lie …   English new terms 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

  • take lying down —    If you take something lying down, you suffer as a result of an offensive act without reacting or protesting.     Jack won t take the accusation lying down he ll fight to defend his reputation …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • 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 — {v. phr.} To accept something without defense or protest. * /If you take such insults lying down, you will only encourage more of the same./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take lying down — {v. phr.} To accept something without defense or protest. * /If you take such insults lying down, you will only encourage more of the same./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take\ lying\ down — v. phr. To accept something without defense or protest. If you take such insults lying down, you will only encourage more of the same …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take lying down — verb suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively I won t take this insult lying down • Hypernyms: ↑digest, ↑endure, ↑stick out, ↑stomach, ↑bear, ↑stand, ↑tolerate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • lying down, take something —  Accept something without complaint, retaliation, etc …   A concise dictionary of English slang