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lie in

UK
phrasal verb with lie uk   us   /laɪ/ verb
to ​stay in ​bedlater than ​usual in the ​morning: It was a ​Sunday, so she could ​lie in till ​almostlunchtime.

lie-innoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /ˌlaɪˈɪn/ UK
a ​time when you ​stay in ​bedlater than ​usual in the ​morning: I'm not ​workingtomorrow so I can have a ​bit of a lie-in.
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