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English definition of “lie in sth”

lie in sth

UK phrasal verb with lie     /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.Existing and being
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