Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Lie at the Catch (To).

 Lie Up (To).Lie in State (To). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Lie at the Catch (To).
Thus Talkative says to Faithful, “You lie at the catch, I perceive.” To which Faithful replies, “No, not I; I am only for setting things right.” “To lie at the catch,” or lie on the catch, is to lie in wait or to lay a trap to catch one.   1

 Lie Up (To).Lie in State (To). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.