what does "lies in" mean?

nick   Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:19 pm GMT
His point lies in the assertion that the main effect of American influence lies in the use of American goods and cultural influence, rather than in the actual supply of such materials.
Mr. Richter   Sun Jul 01, 2007 5:21 pm GMT
is based on,
Humble   Mon Jul 02, 2007 5:44 am GMT
Of course, in another context it'll be different:
Now I can indulge myself in nice lies in. = I can stay in bed longer.
Pub Lunch   Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:32 pm GMT
<<"Now I can indulge myself in nice lies in." --> I have never heard this usage and it sounds incorrect to me.>>

Nope - in Britain we use 'lie in' to mean exactly that 'to lie in'. For example "I'm not going to work tomorrow so I am going to have a lie in". It is very common, far more so than "sleep in" which I am assuming means the same thing. In-fact I don't think I've ever heard the term 'sleep in' before.
Matt   Tue Jul 03, 2007 1:50 pm GMT
I use either. "Lie in" or "sleep in" both sound fine to me.