Meaning of “not take sth lying down” in the English Dictionary

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"not take sth lying down" in British English

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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!

(Definition of “not take sth lying down” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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