catch some rays

catch some rays

To spend time in sunlight, often by sunbathing. I love laying on the beach and catching some rays. Now that it's sunny again after so many rainy days, we should get out and catch some rays.
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catch some rays

 and bag some rays
Fig. to get some sunshine; to tan in the sun. We wanted to catch some rays, but the sun never came out the whole time we were there. I went to Hawaii to bag some rays.
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catch some rays

Sunbathe, as in I want a good tan so I think I'll go catch some rays. [Slang; second half of 1900s]
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catch some ˈrays

(especially American English, slang) sunbathe (= sit or lie in the sun, especially in order to go brown): Let ’s go to the beach and catch some rays before the sun goes down.
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catch some rays

and bag some rays
tv. to get some sunshine; to tan in the sun. We wanted to catch some rays, but the sun never came out the whole time we were there. I want to get out on that beach and bag some rays.
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The sun shone high in the sky yesterday as people hit parks and beaches to catch some rays after a miserable summer.
In between all the music sets across the 5 stages, a photo with the Gronk himself, and the activities with the Gronkowski clan, carve out some time to catch some rays and enjoy the pool.
The off-shoulder top will catch some rays if the sun shines and the hair band is essential after a couple of days camping out.
EASTER SUN: Samantha Wilding and Kay Stone catch some rays at the Pier Head.
TOP NOTCH TENERIFE CATCH some rays in Tenerife at the five-star Hotel Arona Gran.
A new beach has been opened in Abu Dhabi - but it will cost Dhs25 for the public to catch some rays on the sandy shores.
With a prestigious art and music festival also running until mid-February and award-winning green spaces to catch some rays in, Barcelona is definitely a hot destination this year.
Barbados is a particularly popular destination for those wanting to catch some rays over the festive season, yet flights can vary significantly in price depending on the airline, travel agent, and flight finder site used.
As they lay down to catch some rays the reality star couldn't keep her hands off her hunky man and was seen playing with his hair.
It can be tempting at the first sign of the sun to wear as little as possible and catch some rays, but there are some things to remember before you head out to your garden, the beach or park.
There are mischievous donkeys, old dears on holidays and teens anxious to catch some rays.
A funny thing has happened on the way to energy independence: States, including Massachusetts, have begun cutting subsidies for homeowners hoping to catch some rays and reduce their home heating bills through the use of solar energy panels.
AN ARTIFICIAL beach creates the ideal spot for sun worshippers to catch some rays in Cardiff Bay.
Attach the suction cup hanger to the window and your SON will be ready to catch some rays.
classes to relax, catch some rays and down some good eats.