One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1Remain in bed after the normal time for getting up.‘if I'm not due anywhere I'll lie in until something kick-starts the day’
- 1.1archaic (of a pregnant woman) go to bed to give birth.‘five hungry children, and a wife lying in of a sixth’
- 1.1archaic (of a pregnant woman) go to bed to give birth.
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