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adverbin phrase lie doggo
Remain motionless and quiet to escape detection.‘a dozen officers had been lying doggo for hours’
hide, go into hiding, hide out, find a hiding place, conceal oneself, keep out of sight, keep a low profile, take cover, go to earth, go to ground, go underground, cover one's tracks, lurk, skulkView synonyms
- ‘Vets come home and the wars come with them, lying doggo sometimes for years, then popping up at the most inconvenient of times.’
- ‘Despite their numbers and their refusal to lie doggo in the face of the security cordon, there was no repetition of the riots that brought Seattle to a standstill just over a year ago.’
- ‘I think he was lying doggo until the old one popped his clogs.’
Late 19th century: of obscure origin; apparently from dog + -o.
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