take lying down

take lying down
(not) take (something) lying down to refuse to be treated badly by someone.

He can't just order you about like that. Surely you're not going to take that lying down!


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  • take lying down — ► take lying down accept (an insult, setback, or rebuke) without protest. Main Entry: ↑lie …   English terms dictionary

  • take lying down —    If you take something lying down, you suffer as a result of an offensive act without reacting or protesting.     Jack won t take the accusation lying down he ll fight to defend his reputation …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • take lying down — {v. phr.} To accept something without defense or protest. * /If you take such insults lying down, you will only encourage more of the same./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take lying down — {v. phr.} To accept something without defense or protest. * /If you take such insults lying down, you will only encourage more of the same./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • take lying down — verb to endure without complaint or protest I dont know what they expect, but I am certainly not going to take this lying down …   Wiktionary

  • take\ lying\ down — v. phr. To accept something without defense or protest. If you take such insults lying down, you will only encourage more of the same …   Словарь американских идиом

  • take lying down — (smth) suffer without a fight I am very angry and won t take what he says lying down …   Idioms and examples

  • take lying down — verb suffer without protest; suffer or endure passively I won t take this insult lying down • Hypernyms: ↑digest, ↑endure, ↑stick out, ↑stomach, ↑bear, ↑stand, ↑tolerate, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • take lying down — idi to accept or capitulate to without remonstrance …   From formal English to slang

  • not take lying down — (not) take (something) lying down to refuse to be treated badly by someone. He can t just order you about like that. Surely you re not going to take that lying down! …   New idioms dictionary

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