|the last word
||the last statement in a discussion or argument
||"You always want to have the last word, don't you. Well not this time!
|the laughing stock
||the person everybody is laughing at
||If you ride a camel to work, we'll be the laughing stock of the town.
|the lay of the land
||(See get the lay of the land)
|the life of Riley
||a good life, a life with choices, the best things in life are free
||David quit his job, bought a small farm, and he's living the life of Riley!
|the life of the party
||a lively, funny person who causes people to laugh
||Jerry was the life of the party - singing, joking and laughing.
|the lights are on but nobody's home
||the eyes are open but lifeless, not all there
||"Hello! Hello, Pat! His lights are on but nobody's home. Ha ha."
|the lion's share
||the largest part, the biggest piece
||Thanks to the mothers for doing the lion's share of the work.
|the living daylights
||the life, the consciousness
||When that dog barked, it scared the living daylights out of me.
|the living end
||the very best, the greatest, the most beautiful
||Have you heard K.D. Lang sing? She's the livin' end.
|the long and the short of it
||everything I know, the whole story
||He ended his report with, "That's the long and the short of it."