One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a scheme) secret and elaborate.‘a deep-laid plot’
- ‘Crucially, she does not inform us as to whether his leaving the gun and the wadding with his name on it was the consequence of panic or a deep-laid plan.’
- ‘It allowed him, and the scores of men like him who litigated over quarrels like this, to make use of deep-laid linguistic and cultural meanings of masculinity.’
- ‘I recognise that it is sometimes easy when enmeshed in a dispute to attribute deep-laid cynical plans to the other party, but I do not think that that analysis is likely.’
- ‘However, the Senhouses' deep-laid plans were decidedly at odds with the Lowthers' ambitions for Whitehaven, and as early as 1699 they were encouraging coal shipments from the Ellen to Dublin.’
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