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lay someone to rest

Euph. to bury a dead person. They laid her to rest by her mother and father, out in the old churchyard. We gather together today to lay our beloved son to rest.
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lay somebody to rest

to bury a dead person Hattie died peacefully at age 93 and was laid to rest in the church cemetery.
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lay something to rest

also lay to rest something
to solve or end something The trial will lay all worry to rest that the wrong man was accused of this crime.
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lay to rest

1. See lay at rest.
2. Bury someone, as in She wanted to be laid to rest beside her husband. This usage replaced the earlier go to rest. [Late 1800s]
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