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English definition of “lay sth down”
lay sth down — Phrasal Verb with lay
/leɪ/ verb [T] (laid, laid)
› to officially establish a rule, or to officially state the way in which something should be done: This is in line with the policy laid down by the management.lay down standards/requirements The new law would lay down minimum standards for private security companies. New managers tend to lay down the law and demand total compliance with their wishes.