I'll lay for you, my smarty

sami33

Senior Member
arabic
Hello everybody!

Could you please tell me what the expression means?


I took up a book and begun something about General Washington and the wars. When I'd read about a half a minute, he fetched the book a whack with his hand and knocked it across the house. He says: "It's so. You can do it. I had my doubts when you told me. Now looky here; you stop that putting on frills. I won't have it. I'll lay for you, my smarty; and if I catch you about that school I'll tan you good. First you know you'll get religion, too. I never see such a son."

HUCKLEBERRY FINN, By Mark Twain


Thanks.
 
  • Myridon

    Senior Member
    English - US
    I would say it's the "lay/lie" of "lie in wait". Papp going to watch for Huck near the school to make sure Huck isn't going to school.
     
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