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A short rest in which one lies down on a bed, sofa, etc.:‘he felt badly in need of a lie-down’
recline, lie down, lie back, be recumbent, be prostrate, be supine, be prone, be stretched out, stretch oneself out, lean back, sprawl, rest, repose, relax, lounge, loll, baskView synonyms
- ‘Why don't you have a nice lie-down, and we'll talk in the morning.’
- ‘I'm usually hard-pushed to stay conscious for 7 hours without a lie-down, let alone 7 days.’
- ‘I see this as good thing - broadening my horizons - although Katharine sometimes slips away for a lie-down.’
- ‘I am going to have a nice lie-down with some soothing wet newspaper over my face now and practice my alternate nostril breathing.’
- ‘He then went for a lie-down before getting up to do some stretching.’
- ‘So we ambled back to house for a lie-down and to collect our thoughts.’
- ‘I went back to the guesthouse and gave myself the luxury of a lie-down for about an hour, whilst watching some rubbish on television.’
- ‘I stopped, had a lie-down with my legs up on a chair and just listened to my breath for an hour.’
- ‘You go out, pound 26 miles like a zombie and you come back and you have something to drink and have a lie-down.’
- ‘My much-needed lie-down was about to become rather more strenuous than anticipated.’
- ‘I could go on and on, but I suppose it would be better for my blood pressure to go and have a lie-down under some nice, soothing, wet newspaper.’
- ‘He returned to New Zealand, but he would have been forgiven for just having a lie-down in a darkened room.’
- ‘We thought about doing the rest of the garden, but we both had to have a lie-down when we saw the estimate, so we thought we'd do it later.’
- ‘Plenty of people enjoy mucking about in boats, but just as many appreciate a power shower and a lie-down in a real bed afterwards.’
- ‘At the hotel, I had a lie-down for an hour, just as I used to.’
- ‘Quite ready for a lie-down, Jon sat in a large red chair next to a spindly little table.’
- ‘My advice to the Minister in the chair is to have a nice cup of tea and a lie-down before she does herself an injury.’
- ‘Needless to say, upon arrival at the business park, having a lie-down is quite a temptation.’
- ‘Right - that's me done for another tournament - I'm off for a lie-down.’
- ‘I'm so breathless I feel like a lie-down - and all I have done is rearrange the fish on my plate (I'm a vegetarian) and consume a few tiny, tortured vegetables, while occasionally managing to throw in the odd question when he comes up for air.’
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