Definition of 'lay down the law'
Example sentences containing 'lay down the law'
The Sun (2011) Times, Sunday Times (2009) Somewhere East of Life (1994) Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Definition of lay down the law from the Collins English Dictionary
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