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lay on your chest

or stomach [Trin. idem (Winer p.c.); cf. OED lie on the stomach of food: to be felt as oppressive obs.→1711; cf. Brit., US dial. lay lie] v. phr. (of food eaten late at night) to cause indigestion or nightmares: You eat so late, the food gon lay on your chest (Andros). = HAUNT v. 2, RIDE1 2 (Black)

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Last update: 2011-02-12 14:27
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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Comment of Kinverley Cox:
Inamae Smith a 66 year old resident of Bimini was familiar with the term " lay on your chest". Ms. Smith says that the term means to lay on your stomach,"If you are laying on your chest then you are laying on your stomach". She also said that she only uses the term when referring to another person that is holding a baby telling them to "lay the baby on you chest".
Added at: 2013-09-18 21:25