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Definition of lay down the law

lay down the law

verb

  • to enforce the rules.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

    Citation from "Search Committee 1", The Office (US TV), Season 7 Episode 25 (2011) blacked out to resolve Google's penalty against this site.

    Last edited on Jun 13 2011. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 09 2009.

  • to explain the rules.

    Last edited on Jul 25 2010. Submitted by Walter Rader (Editor) from Sacramento, CA, USA on Sep 09 2009.

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Other terms relating to 'down':

Definitions include: to prepare for hardship.
Definitions include: a fight or severe beating.
Definitions include: It means having to beat someone up.
Definitions include: to back down from a situation.
Definitions include: to vomit into a toilet.
Definitions include: also "bow down to the white porcelain god."
Definitions include: to sadden one.
Definitions include: to greatly impress a crowd.
Definitions include: unattractive.
Definitions include: a person who has oral sex and intercourse with multiple people.
Definitions include: to knuckle down; to submit to; to melt down; to be unable to take the heat; to give in.
Definitions include: overly formal, conservative.
Definitions include: to eat.
Definitions include: to give someone oral sex.
Definitions include: to stop being angry.

Other terms relating to 'law':

Definitions include: an Internet "Law" (i.e. observation that often holds true) formulated by Mike Godwin.
Definitions include: one's spouse's family, e.g. mother-in-law, father-in-law, etc.
Definitions include: a cop.
Definitions include: police
Definitions include: a member of the police force.
Definitions include: the police.
Definitions include: acronym for "law enforcement officer".
Definitions include: acronym for "mother-in-law".

Other terms relating to 'lay':

Definitions include: relaxed and comfortable.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate a large amount.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to defecate.
Definitions include: to eat voraciously.
Definitions include: to exaggerate.
Definitions include: to reveal the truth.
Definitions include: to exaggerate.
Definitions include: to reveal the truth.
Definitions include: to hide.
Definitions include: to stop consuming.
Definitions include: to flatulate.
Definitions include: to tell.

Other terms relating to 'the':

Definitions include: the real information or the proof, instruction, the know how, where, when, and why about something or someone.
Definitions include: walking, generally as opposed to driving.
Definitions include: interrogation.
Definitions include: extremely intoxicated
Definitions include: information.
Definitions include: something you have now is worth more than two things you have just a chance of getting.
Definitions include: a good estimate.
Definitions include: a secret advantage.
Definitions include: inclusive.
Definitions include: to make a bad situation worse.
Definitions include: with the amount of time left to finish a task rapidly disappearing.
Definitions include: having an opinion or belief prior to it becoming common or popular.
Definitions include: of a male, to urinate.
Definitions include: secret sexual activity with a person other than one's partner.
Definitions include: meaning caring about everything.

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