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catch a snooze

To sleep or take a nap, especially of a short duration. I prefer getting the bus to work in the morning rather than driving, because it gives me a chance to catch a snooze on the way.
See also: catch, snooze

you snooze, you lose

If you wait too long to do something, that opportunity might become unavailable. The phrase can be used as a warning for events to come, or to describe past things that one has already missed. Come on, we have to get to the bakery early, before all the donuts are sold out! You snooze, you lose! A: "Aw man, I can't believe I missed the chance to meet my favorite author." B: "Well, you snooze, you lose."
See also: lose


1. in. to sleep; to take a little nap. I snoozed a little bit before the party.
2. n. a little nap. Why not go up and take a little snooze?
3. n. something that is boring enough to put someone to sleep. The play was a snooze. I left before it was over.
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Snooze Strap works equally well for single sleepers in large beds who want the ease it affords when making the bed, as the sheet and blanket are undisturbed on the unused side of the bed.
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Snooze button ensures important emails are not forgotten in the pile up of new emails.
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The index ranks all fifty states based on how often their residents choose to hit the snooze button and sleep for a few more minutes instead of getting up immediately.
With its sleek design, efficient space and integrated technology, best suited for passengers' needs, these snooze cabins are yet another addition to the host of passenger- friendly facilities being provided by DIAL at T3.
The weary wardens pulled up for a snooze in Long Lane, Ickenham, west London, at 2.
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Nothing is better for beauty than a good night's snooze.
I feel a snooze coming on because this sounds like angels on a pinhead.
coquereli sleep by themselves, but among the northwestern group, four to eight lemurs pile into a single nest to snooze.
Instead of slapping the snooze button, Edward Stepanski, a neuroscientist at Chicago's Rush University Medical Center advises, "Set your clock for when you have to get up.