Definition of lie heavy on one in US English:

lie heavy on one


  • Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable.

    • ‘At night the stars lay heavy on me, but I'd be stuffed if I'd ever say something like that to anyone.’
    • ‘Our relationship, now infected with deceit, lay heavy on me.’
    trouble, worry, bother, torment, oppress, nag, prey on one's mind, plague, niggle at, gnaw at, haunt
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