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lay out (2)

Meaning: to explain an idea or a plan clearly and in detail

For example:

  • lay sth out The manager had spent a few days working out a plan to revive the company, and then he laid his ideas out at the shareholders' meeting.

  • lay out sth The president asked his cabinet to listen while he laid out his plans for reforming health care.

Nouns often used as objects with
lay out (2): plan, idea, proposal, strategy, scheme

Quick Quiz:

The meeting was called so that the company's manager could lay out his
  1. proposal
  2. resignation
  3. references

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