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Lay into someone

DEFINITION

Attack, physically or verbally. Start a fight or argument. ‘Lay’ presents an image of aggression, of going at someone as a defense or an offensive ploy.

“I don’t know what she said to him, but he laid into her with a barrage of dirty words.”

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