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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!
Translations of “not take sth lying down”
in Chinese (Traditional) 不逆來順受,不受氣…
in Chinese (Simplified) 不逆来顺受,不受气…
(Definition of not take sth lying down from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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