Definition of lie heavy on one in US English:

lie heavy on one


  • Cause one to feel troubled or uncomfortable.

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