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"These sleeping dogs won't lie, as opposed to "let sleeping dogs lie" meaning:

1.To avoid starting old conflicts
2.Not to disturb a situation as it is

So "These Sleeping Dogs won't lie" means:

1.Some kind of conflict continues and "rears it ugly head"
Example: These sleeping dogs won't lie can be said about:

1.An issue that is still unsettled
2.Conflict between countries etc.
by sarah0892 April 23, 2006

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