One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable.
trouble, worry, bother, torment, oppress, nag, prey on one's mind, plague, niggle at, gnaw at, hauntView synonyms
- ‘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.’
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