"To lay down", what does it mean in this case:?
"I'll just cope with my provisions from now until the day they lay me down."
Is that mean "to kill" or maybe "to leave"?
- curtisports2Lv 71 year ago
'They' refers to the people that will bury this person when they are dead.
- RPLv 71 year ago
In this context, it means bury.
- quatt47Lv 71 year ago
It means to die. When you do the undertaker 'lays you out' to prepare for the funeral. Basically they prepare you for the funeraland dress you in the shroud and then you lay on a slab before being placed in the coffin.
- busterwasmycatLv 71 year ago
lay me down in the grave. It refers to what happens to most of us when we have died. Others don't just leave us where we died, they move us somewhere and lay us down for the rest of time. We are beyond doing anything for ourselves, after all.
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- bluebellbkkLv 71 year ago
Almost certainly it means 'until the day I die'. When we die, we 'lay ourselves down'. There is no reason why it should mean being killed.
- sparrowLv 71 year ago
I think it means until the day he dies. As in "to lay me down in the grave"
- 1 year ago
As in laying out a corpse for a funeral. So while it might mean "to kill" it might also just mean "die."
- CaraLv 71 year ago
"Until the day they lay me down" means "until my death" (when someone makes my body ready to be buried).
- TavyLv 71 year ago
Lay down is died, buried.
- Anonymous1 year ago
To die, to be killed