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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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Baby Gilbert spent Friday snoozing contentedly in his mom's arms, oblivious to all the commotion he had caused.
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Coach Dan Maye noticed the snoozing and met with the team for 15 minutes after the game.