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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 Scouser, 32, flaunted her flawless long and lean figure as she caught some rays on the beach with her footballer hubby Steven.
But the gloomy future forecast was the last thing on sunbathers' minds when they caught some rays in the North East yesterday.
Klum was wearing a black bikini and lying on a towel as she caught some rays on the beach.
Coleen, 25, caught some rays on a sun lounger, wearing a patterned black and white bikini that showed off her toned physique.
Jude was on a break with ex-wife Sadie Frost and their kids, but as party gal Sadie caught some rays, Jude needed to cool down in the sea.
Tom Hougaard, trader at City bookies Financial Spreads, said, "The Dow is shining, and the FTSE has caught some rays to end up 50 ticks.
Tom Hougaard, trader at City bookies Financial Spreads, said: 'The Dow is shining, and the FTSE has caught some rays to end up 50 ticks.
We grab some steaks and take up residence on a sun lounger - it is about time we actually caught some rays.