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lie in wait

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  1. ambush, scupper, bushwhack, waylay, lurk, ambuscade, lie in waitverb

    wait in hiding to attack

    Synonyms:
    loaf, mill around, scupper, loiter, lallygag, expose, endanger, peril, mess about, hang around, lollygag, waylay, mill about, tarry, skulk, footle, ambush, still-hunt, linger, lounge, ambuscade, lurk, bushwhack

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  1. Aldous Huxley:

    The thin and precarious crust of decency is all that separates any civilization, however impressive, from the hell of anarchy or systematic tyranny which lie in wait beneath the surface.


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