lay before

lay before
phrasal verb [transitive]
Word forms "lay before":
present tense I/you/we/they lay before he/she/it lays before present participle laying before past tense laid before past participle laid before
lay something before someone to offer something to someone to study, discuss, approve etc

I have some more research to do before I'm ready to lay the case before the committee.


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