From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishlie around (also lie about British English) phrasal verb1lie around (something)UNTIDY if something is lying around, it has been left somewhere in an untidy way, rather than being in its proper placeIf you leave your shoes lying around like that, you’ll trip over them.Papers and books lay around the room in complete chaos.2LAZYif you lie around, you spend time lying down and not doing anythingI felt so lazy just lying around on the beach all day. →lie→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
lie around• Lopped off brambleslay around and the long grass was all trampled.• Virtually anything you see lying around can be used from a fruitbowl to a club.• Perhaps there was a bit of breadlying around somewhere.lie around (something)• It's illustrated, with explicitphotographs, so don't leave it lying around.• Lopped off brambles lay around and the long grass was all trampled.• Falling over toys that have been left lying around can be fatal for elderly people and very serious for children. 3.• Virtually anything you see lying around can be used from a fruit bowl to a club.• A writer should write, not lie arounddozing in the middle of the day.• Thou shalt not leave illegal things lying around in plainsight.• When it was hot, we all lay around in the grass and talked about stuff.• Perhaps there was a bit of bread lying around somewhere.