lay about one

lay about one strike out wildly.
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  • lay about one — To deal blows vigorously or on all sides • • • Main Entry: ↑lay …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay about one — {v. phr.} To hit out in all directions. Used with a reflexive object: her , him , or them . * /The bandits surrounded the sheriff, but he laid about him so hard, with his gun used as a club, that they stepped back and let him escape./ * /Mrs.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay about one — {v. phr.} To hit out in all directions. Used with a reflexive object: her , him , or them . * /The bandits surrounded the sheriff, but he laid about him so hard, with his gun used as a club, that they stepped back and let him escape./ * /Mrs.… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lay\ about\ one — v. phr. To hit out in all directions. Used with a reflexive object: her , him , or them . The bandits surrounded the sheriff, but he laid about him so hard, with his gun used as a club, that they stepped back and let him escape. Mrs. Franklin… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lay about one — strike out wildly on all sides. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay about one — (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To act] Syn. move, do, operate; see act 1 , perform 1 . 2. [To attack] Syn. hurt, punch, thrash; see attack 2 , beat 2 , hit 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • To lay about one — Lay Lay, v. i. 1. To produce and deposit eggs. [1913 Webster] 2. (Naut.) To take a position; to come or go; as, to lay forward; to lay aloft. [1913 Webster] 3. To lay a wager; to bet. [1913 Webster] {To lay about}, or {To lay about one}, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • lay about — intransitive verb 1. : to strike in all directions : hit out at random 2. : to take steps in preparation : seek means : go about * * * ˌlay a ˈbout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they …   Useful english dictionary

  • lay about — Brit. beat or attack violently. ↘(lay about one) strike out wildly on all sides. → lay …   English new terms dictionary

  • lay\ down\ one's\ cards — • lay one s cards on the table • lay down one s cards • put one s cards on the table v. phr. informal To let someone know your position and interest openly; deal honestly; act without trickery or secrets. In talking about buying the property,… …   Словарь американских идиом


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