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English definition of “lie about/around”

lie about/around

phrasal verb with lie     /laɪ/ verb
If things are lying about/around, they are left in places where they should not be: Has anyone seen my keys lying about? I wouldn't leave any money lying around the office if I were you.Dirty and untidy
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