Idiom: Lay on the table
This phrase occurs in the official records of meetings or deliberations of various government bodies. If a proposal or motion is laid on the table, it is essentially a euphemism, meaning that "nothing further will be done in this matter" or "we are not going to do anything about this" or "we refuse the petition".Country: International English | Subject Area: Furniture and household fittings | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used
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