you laying-in-the-weeds


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It's movie "The internship".
Two guys are doing some internship at Google.
During some lecture, one of them sees their team manager, a nerdy type guy, who is watching some girl
on computer and says to him,
"Lyle, you laying-in-the-weeds son of a bitch.
You're hot for teacher, my man."

To this, Lyle responds "I took her dance
class once here, but she doesn't even know I exist."

Seems he is complimenting Lyle for scoring with that girl,
but this "laying in the weeds" is somewhat tough for me.
What is his idea? "Lyle, you don't look like it, but you seem to be a killer with women".
Something like that?

Thank you
  • greengator01

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    American English
    I've actually seen the movie recently. Actually Lyle did not score with the girl, hence "she doesn't know I exist." The expression is comparing him to predator such as a lion that stalks its prey in the weeds or grass before striking. It's the kind of line typical of Vince Vaughan where he compares two creatures or objects that are ironically different. My impression while watching it was that the character was being playful while not actually thinking Lyle did anything with the teacher.
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