be laid to rest

be laid to rest

1. To be buried in a grave after having died. My poor mother was finally laid to rest after a long, painful fight with cancer. I want to be laid to rest with the seed of a tree, so that instead of a headstone, I might have a living testament to my resting place.
2. To be resolved, ended, or set straight, as with a problem or dispute. Well, I'm glad that point of contention between you two has finally been laid to rest. The brothers' rivalry was laid to rest after both agreed to share their father's estate equally.
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The Angels singer always said he wanted to be laid to rest near his gran, Betty, in his home city of Stoke.
After all the deceased were expected to be laid to rest in a chosen place not beneath a building as proposed.
BEST MATE'Sashes will be laid to rest at Cheltenham, the scene of his three Gold Cup victories, Jim Lewis announced yesterday, writes David Carr.
But I discussed it with the family and we decided he should be laid to rest at the scene of his biggest triumphs, so we have accepted Edward Gillespie's kind offer.
A SCOTS war hero is finally to be laid to rest in his home town 63 years after his death.
His only surviving sister, 88-year-old Beatrice Gordon, said: "I am just relieved he can now be laid to rest at last.
Though new questions can always be raised, some of the standard accusations can be laid to rest.
It was her mother's dying request that she be laid to rest alongside her parents in Old Dunlottar Cemetery.