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To not use something, or to save something for later

lay down

to put something down in order to show you are not going to use it again, for example a weapon or tool

lay up

to not use a vehicle or ship for a period of time, especially because it needs to be repaired

save on

to avoid using something, or to use less of it



to avoid using something such as money, time, or energy, or to use less of it

swear off

to promise to stop doing or using something



to not use or provide enough of something

phase out

to gradually stop using something



something that makes it possible for you to use or spend less of something

lay aside

to put something down and to one side because you have finished with it or want to save it until another time



to not use something


used with other nouns to describe the unexpected and often unwanted effects of a particular situation or trend

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sandwich woman

a woman in middle age who has to juggle caring for teenage children and ageing parents with a career

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