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English definition of “not take sth lying down”

not take sth lying down

to refuse to be treated badly by someone: He can't treat you like that! Surely you're not going to take that lying down!Accepting and agreeing reluctantlyAccepting and agreeingApproving and approval
(Definition of not take sth lying down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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