The president has done shockingly little to lay out his second term agenda.
Daggett, for his part, is all too happy to lay out detailed victory scenarios.
Some suggest that you lay out a blueprint, set reasonable goals, create benchmarks, and believe in yourself.
His aim, according to an anonymous campaign aide, is to lay out the issues that will define the general election.
It really does take an entire book to lay out her case, so do read it.
lay out flat in a pan of salt and water for an hour, with a weighted plate or saucer on top to hold under the water.
Then she proceeded to lay out her stock, and dispose of it to the best advantage.
In Kristineberg, where he spent the summer with his parents, he lay out on the grass in the park and read Oehlenschlger.
Owen, with the other boys, lay out on the mizen-topsail yard.
"I'll lay out your dotted Swiss for you," offered mother kindly.
Old English lecgan "to place on the ground (or other surface)," also "put down (often by striking)," from Proto-Germanic *lagjanan (cf. Old Saxon leggian, Old Norse leggja, Old Frisian ledza, Middle Dutch legghan, Dutch leggen, Old High German lecken, German legen, Gothic lagjan "to lay, put, place"), causative of lie (v.2). As a noun, from 1550s, "act of laying." Meaning "way in which something is laid" (e.g. lay of the land) first recorded 1819.
Meaning "have sex with" first recorded 1934, in U.S. slang, probably from sense of "deposit" (which was in Old English, as in lay an egg, lay a bet, etc.), perhaps reinforced by to lie with, a phrase frequently met in the Bible. The noun meaning "woman available for sexual intercourse" is attested from 1930, but there are suggestions of it in stage puns from as far back as 1767. To lay for (someone) "await a chance at revenge" is from late 15c.; lay low "stay inconspicuous" is from 1839. To lay (someone) low preserves the secondary Old English sense.
"uneducated; non-clerical," early 14c., from Old French lai "secular, not of the clergy" (Modern French laïque), from Late Latin laicus, from Greek laikos "of the people," from laos "people," of unknown origin. In Middle English, contrasted with learned, a sense revived 1810 for "non-expert."
"short song," mid-13c., from Old French lai "song, lyric," of unknown origin, perhaps from Celtic (cf. Irish laid "song, poem," Gaelic laoidh "poem, verse, play") because the earliest verses so called were Arthurian ballads, but OED finds this "out of the question" and prefers a theory which traces it to a Germanic source, cf. Old High German leich "play, melody, song."