well laid


simple past tense and past participle of lay1.

well-laid, adjective

laid, lain.
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laid (leɪd)
the past tense and past participle of lay

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Word Origin & History

pp. of lay (v.). Laid-up "injured, sick," originally was a nautical term (1769) describing a ship moored in harbor. Laid off "temporarily unemployed" is from 1955. Laid-back "relaxed" is first attested 1973, perhaps in reference to the posture of highway motorcyclists.
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Slang Dictionary

laid definition

  1. mod.
    and layed. drug intoxicated. (See also laid out.) : Man, did I get myself laid.
  2. mod.
    copulated with. (Usually objectionable.) : If you come home laid, don't say I didn't warn you.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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