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*snug as a bug in a rug

Cliché wrapped up tight, warm, and comfortable. (Playful; often used when addressing a child. *Also: as ~.) The bedroom in Aunt Jane's house was cold, but after she wrapped me up in four or five quilts and put a stocking cap on my head, I was snug as a bug in a rug and ready to go to sleep. Alan: Are you warm enough? Jane: Yes, I'm as snug as a bug in a rug.
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug down (some place)

to become comfortable and warm in a place. The cat snugged down at the foot of the bed. Finally the children snugged down and we could go to sleep.
See also: down, snug

be as snug as a bug in a rug

  (humorous)
to feel very comfortable and warm because you are in bed or under a cover You get in your nice warm bed with your teddy and you'll be as snug as a bug in a rug!
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug as a bug in a rug

Very cozy and comfortable, as in During the blizzard we had plenty of firewood and stayed in the cottage, snug as a bug in a rug . This expression, thought to allude to a moth larva happily feeding inside a rolled-up carpet, was first recorded in 1769 and probably owes its long life to the rhyme.
See also: bug, rug, snug

snug down

v.
To prepare some vessel to weather a storm, as by taking in sail or securing movable gear: The sailors snugged down the ship. Let's snug the boat down before the storm comes.
See also: down, snug
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The "unsexy" stigma has been hard to shake and UK manufacturer Jockey, which proudly claims responsibility for this homely design classic, has invested a cool pounds 50,000 to make its underpants fit snugger and better.
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