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English definition of “the lie of the land”

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the lie of the land

UK ( US the lay of the land)
the shape or height of the land
Translations of “the lie of the land”
in Chinese (Traditional) 地形, 地勢…
in Chinese (Simplified) 地形, 地势…
(Definition of the lie of the land from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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