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Won’t take it lying down


Prepared to fight for one’s ideals. Fighting words to uphold one’s position, opinion or stance. The proclamation to not lay down indicates a readiness to stand up and fight against a wrongful circumstance. (Compare to Standup for what  you believe or Stand one’s ground.)

“The union wants to strike but the boss won’t take it lying down and is preparing to fire everyone.”

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