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    to refuse to lie down

    Hi,

    Can anyone please tell me the meaning of this sentence, I can't find it anywhere:-

    'She refuses to live down to expectations'

    Thanks

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    Re: to refuse to lie down

    Quote Originally Posted by crazyaboutenglish View Post
    Hi,

    Can anyone please tell me the meaning of this sentence, I can't find it anywhere:-

    'She refuses to live down to expectations'

    Thanks
    It's an ironic anti-version of "live up to expectations", which means to perform at a high level expected of one.
    The sentence means that no one expects much of her, but she refuses to let that stop her from succeeding.

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    Re: to refuse to lie down

    Thank you!

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