Iran is once again confounding hopes, and well-laid plans, for a significant start in dealing with its nuclear aspirations.
Not surprisingly, 36 percent said these well-laid plans had backfired and scared off potential husbands.
past tense and past participle 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 1916. Get laid "have sex" (with someone) attested from 1952, U.S. slang. Laid-back "relaxed" is first attested 1973, perhaps in reference to the posture of highway motorcyclists. Laid up "incapacitated" originally was of ships.
Having had sex; copulated with: definitely got laid