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lie in sth

UK
phrasal verb with lie uk   us   /laɪ/ verb
to exist or be found in something: His skill lies in his ability to communicate quite complex ideas very simply. The play's interest lies in the questions it raises about sexuality.
Translations of “lie in sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 存在於, 在於…
in Russian заключаться в чем-либо…
in Turkish bir şeyde var olmak/bulunmak, ...da/de olmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 存在于, 在于…
in Polish leżeć w czymś…
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